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What does SCCmec stand for?

SCCmec stands for Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec

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The staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) harbors the mecA gene, which encodes an additional penicillin-binding protein 2a.
Community-acquired MRSA isolates possess novel methicillin resistance genetic cassettes (especially the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type IV), and are associated with a phage that encodes for the virulence factor, PantonValentine leukocidin (PVL) toxin, which is postulated to be at least partly responsible for the increased virulence of CA-MRSA compared to HA-MRSA (Boyle-Vavra S & Daum, 2007; Monecke et al, 2006; Soderquist et al, 2006).
For this study, all human and animal isolates of MRSA nontypable by SmaI PFGE were further analyzed by testing antimicrobial drug susceptibility against 14 different antimicrobial drug groups, typing the ccr and mec complex regions within the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) by PCR (8), detecting the presence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes (9), spa typing, and PFGE by using ApaI as the restriction endonuclease.