TABLE 3 

Comparison of typing S. aureus isolates by the genetic marker inference assay and real-time PCR SNP assays on unknown (not sequenced) samples

Genetic marker
inference
No. of isolates in category by real-time PCR SNP assaya
CC8Clade
CC8a
Clade
CC8b
Clade
CC8c
Group
CC8e
Clade
CC8f
ST239CC8
other
Non-
CC8
Total
MRSA
    CC811470341157410114
    CC8-Unknown97 (5)02 (0)000009
    USA500/Iberian210021 (3)0000021
    CMRSA910000001 (0)01
    USA500220011 (11)11 (3)000022
    USA30057000057 (1)00057
    ST2394000004 (0)004
    Non-CC80000000030 (0)30
    Total114703411574130144
 
MSSA
    CC8610184152004364
    CC8-Unknown45018 (18)4 (4)15 (15)4 (4)04 (4)3 (3)48
    USA30016000016 (0)00016
    Total610184152004364
  • a Numbers in parentheses are the number of isolates that were subsequently whole-genome sequenced to determine the true strain type.