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Table 1 The fdh gene is a marker of commensal strains

From: Staphylococcus epidermidis pan-genome sequence analysis reveals diversity of skin commensal and hospital infection-associated isolates

  Prevalence (%)
  Commensal (n = 71) Nosocomiala (n = 46)
Fdh 22.5% (16) 6.5% (3)
icaA 33.8% (24) 63.0% (29)
mecA 15.5% (11) 80.4% (37)
IS256 4.2% (3) 47.8% (22)
  1. The prevalence of each gene was surveyed using PCR as described in the Materials and methods. Of 46 nosocomial isolates, 20 were isolated from positive blood culture, 23 from IV catheter and 3 from matched blood and IV catheter.