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Clostridium septicum is a spore-forming anaerobe frequently implicated in cases of gangrenous dermatitis (GD) and other spontaneously occurring myonecrotic infections of poultry. Although C. septicum is readily cultured from diseased tissues it can be difficult to enumerate due to its tendency to...
We recently described a novel staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCC mec ) element, designated type VIII. We report here a multiplex PCR assay, capable of identifying SCC mec type VIII. This assay will facilitate identification of this new SCC mec type and provides a useful tool for clinical...