Author(s): Mellmann A, Weniger T, Berssenbrgge C, Keckevoet U, Friedrich AW,
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Abstract We evaluated the BURP (based upon repeat patterns) algorithm, which relies on sequencing of the Staphylococcus aureus protein A gene (spa), for its ability to infer clonal relatedness within a population of 110 wild-type strains. BURP clustering of the resulting 66 spa types was highly concordant with multilocus sequence typing (96.5\% concordance) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (94.9\%).
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Forensic Research