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Table 2 Distribution of antimicrobial resistance genes of food and clinical isolates

From: Emerging of antimicrobial resistance in staphylococci isolated from clinical and food samples in Algeria

Antibiotic agent Target genes Food isolates (n = 51) P value Clinical isolates (n = 45) P value
S. aureus (n = 33) CoNS (n = 18) Hospital acquired isolates (n = 18) Community acquired isolates (n = 27)
S. aureus (n = 18) S. aureus (n = 21) CoNS (n = 06)
Tetracycline tetM 22 (66.67%) 16 (88.89%) 0.103 10 (55.56%) 17 (80.95%) 2 (33.33%) 0.162
tetK 13 (39.39%) 4 (22.22%) 0.351 6 (33.33%) 11 (52.38%) 1 (16.67%) 0.333
Erythromycin ermA 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) ND 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) ND
ermC 2 (6.06%) 1 (5.56%) 1.000 1 (5.56%) 5 (23.81%) 0 (0.00%) 0.189
Gentamicin aacA-aphD 6 (18.18%) 3 (16.67%) 1.000 3 (16.67%) 9 (42.86%) 2 (33.33%) 0.095
Penicillin blaZ 15 (46.87%) 10 (88.89%) 0.565 6 (33.33%) 15 (80.95%) 2 (33.33%) 0.025
Methicillin mecA 15 (46.87%) 10 (88.89%) 0.565 17 (94.44%) 19 (90.48%) 6 (100%) 1.000