International Working Group on the Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome elements (IWG-SCC)

IWG-SCC has decided not to annotate new SCCmec subtypes in other species than S. aureus, due to the high complexity of the elements found in isolates other than S. aureus.

An alternative nomenclature is “SCCmec[NAME OF THE STRAIN]” that has already been used for non-aureus staphylococci.

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