Susceptibility tests/phenotype/lnu(A) gene 100 Sau
57 MSSA 43 MRSA
S: ERY, CLI and LIN /susceptible/ negative 52 29
R: ERY, CLI and LIN /constituve MLSB / negative 1 5
R: ERY and inducible R to CLI and LIN/ inducible MLSB / negative 3 8
S: ERY and CLI;  R: LIN  /L phenotype/ positive (Figure 1) 1 1
Table 1: Characteristics of the Staphylococcus aureus strains included in this study. Sau: Staphylococcus aureus; MSSA: Methicillin- Susceptible Sau; MRSA: Methicillin-Resistant Sau; S: Susceptible; R: Resistance; ERY: Erythromycin; CLI: Clindamycin; LIN: Lincomycin; MLSB: Macrolides-Lincosamides-Streptogramin B.