Since 1961, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has evolved through both single locus gene variation and horizontal gene transfer. By the late 1970s, the emergence of new SCCmec allotypes marked the beginning of a worldwide MRSA pandemic. The continuous and rapid evolution of MRSA, in response to new antibiotics, remains a major public health issue worldwide.
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Tu, Jaiden and Gray, Patricia M.
"Evolutionary GEM: The Evolution of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus,"
WURJ: Health and Natural Sciences: Vol. 8
, Article 27.
Available at: https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wurjhns/vol8/iss1/27