MecA is typically seen with Staphylococcus which confers resistance to methicillin subsequently resulting in MRSA. However, MecA has also been detected with other bacteria. The following article addressed MecA resistance genes in non Staphylococcus bacteria.
- Kassem II, Esseili MA, Sigler V. Occurrence of mecA in Nonstaphylococcal Pathogens in Surface Waters. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Published online September 24, 2008:3868-3869. doi:10.1128/jcm.01035-08