THE PRESENCE OF MEC A GENE IN METHICILLIN –RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS STRAINS (MRSA) ISOLATED FROM SURFACES OF PLANTS IN AL – BEIDA HOSPITAL GARDEN
Nagah S. A. Abubaker* and Alia G. Alythi
MRSA is one of the most worrisome microorganisms in hospitals, as they cause serious health problems. Detection of mec A gene of this pathogen must be used as a rapid screening method for detection of MRSA isolate. The molecular result documented that all six Staphlococcus aureus isolates showed positive results of mec A gene. And MRSA in the plant surfaces this indicates possible spread of these strains from hospital into community.
Keywords: MRSA – Identification - PCR – mec A gene.
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