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aUnderlined nucleotides form part of molecular beacon probe stem; those in bold form the hybridizing probe sequence.

aUnderlined nucleotides form part of molecular beacon probe stem; those in bold form the hybridizing probe sequence.

biotics.[7] Types IV and V SCCmec elements are the smallest and most transmissible types, being prominent in community-acquired infections and typified by the lack of resistance factors to non-p-lactam antibiotics.[18] Because SCCmec elements are also found in methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci, molecular assays for the detection of mecA or SCCmec alone are not diagnostic for MRSA unless a S. aureus-specific gene marker is included. A number of published protocols for the molecular detection of MRSA have been based on PCR and, more recently, real-time PCR platforms involving the detection of mecA and a S. aureus-specific gene marker such as femA, femB, or nuc.[19-22] The fem factors are normal chromosomal genes found in all S. aureus, mediating critical steps in peptidoglycan synthesis and being necessary for the expression of mecA in MRSA.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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