Investigating a rare methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain: first description of genome sequencing and molecular characterization of CC15-MRSA
Senok AC, Somily AM, Slickers P, Raji MA, Garaween G, Shibl A, Monecke S, Ehricht R.(2017)
Infect Drug Resist. 2017 Oct 4
10:307-315. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S145394. eCollection 2017.
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PVL overexpression due to genomic rearrangements and mutations in the S. aureus reference strain ATCC25923
Stieber B, Sabat A, Monecke S, Slickers P, Akkerboom V, Müller E, Friedrich AW, Ehricht R. (2017)
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Nov 7
10(1):576. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2891-3
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Characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from healthy turkeys and broilers using DNA microarrays.
El-Adawy H, Ahmed MF, Hotzel H, Monecke S, Schulz J, Hartung J, Ehricht R, Neubauer H and Hafez HM (2016)
Front. Microbiol. 7:2019. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02019

Variety of Antimicrobial Resistances and Virulence Factors in Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Meat Products Legally and Illegally Introduced to Germany.
Müller A, Seinige D, Jansen W, Klein G, Ehricht R, Monecke S, et al. (2016)
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167864. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167864

Diversity of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates in European Wildlife.
Monecke S, Gavier-Widén D, Hotzel H, Peters M, Guenther S, Lazaris A, Loncaric I, Müller E, Reissig A, Ruppelt-Lorz A, Shore AC, Walter B, Coleman DC, Ehricht R (2016)
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0168433. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168433

Diversity of SCCmec Elements in Staphylococcus aureus as Observed in South-Eastern Germany.
Monecke S, Jatzwauk L, Müller E, Nitschke H, Pfohl K, Slickers P, Reissig A, Ruppelt-Lorz A, Ehricht R
(2016) PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162654. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162654
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Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nosocomial infections in a tertiary-care facility: emergence of new clonal complexes in Saudi Arabia.
Senok A, Ehricht R, Monecke S, Al-Saedan, R, Somily
(2016) A. New Microbes and New Infections, Volume 14, November 2016, Pages 13-18, ISSN 2052-2975, doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2016.07.009

Diversity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC22-MRSA-IV from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.
Senok A, Somily A, Raji A, Gawlik D, Al-Shahrani F, Baqi S, Boswihi S, Skakni L, Udo EE, Weber S, Ehricht R, Monecke S
(2016) S. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 27. pii: S1201-9712(16)31143-2, doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.08.016

Staphylococcus aureus colonization related to severity of hand eczema.
Mernelius S, Carlsson E, Henricson J, Löfgren S, Lindgren PE, Ehricht R, Monecke S, Matussek A, Anderson CD.
(2016) Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 May 19.DOI 10.1007/s10096-016-2672-2

Carriage of meticillin-resistant staphylococci between humans and animals on a small farm.
Loncaric I, Künzel F, Klang A, Wagner R, Licka T, Grunert T, Feßler AT, Geier-Dömling D, Rosengarten R, Müller E, Reissig A, Spergser J, Schwarz S, Ehricht R, Monecke S.
(2016) Vet Dermatol. 2016 Jun;27(3):191-e48. doi: 10.1111/vde.12321.

Characterization of ESBL- and AmpC-Producing and Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Isolated from Mouflons (Ovis orientalis musimon) in Austria and Germany.
Loncaric I, Beiglböck C, Feßler AT, Posautz A, Rosengarten R, Walzer C,
et al. (2016) PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155786. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155786

In vitro activity of ceftaroline against mecC-positive MRSA isolates
Armengol-Porta M, Tenorio-Abreu A, Bandt D, Coleman DC, Gavier-Widen D, Hotzel H, Kinnevey P, Lazaris A, Peters M, Rangstrup-Christensen L, Schlotter K, Shore AC,  Ehricht R,  Monecke S
(2016) Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance; Volume 5, June 2016, Pages 3-6; doi:10.1016/j.jgar.2016.01.006

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from Ghana include USA300
Beverly Egyir, Luca Guardabassi, Stefan Monecke, Kennedy Kwasi Addo,Mercy Jemima Newman, Anders Rhod Larsen

Staphylococci in cattle and buffaloes with mastitis in Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt.
El-Ashker M., Gwida M., Tomaso H., Monecke S., Ehricht R., El-Gohary F., Hotzel H. 2015 Sep 9.

ST2249-MRSA-III: a second major recombinant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone causing healthcare infection in the 1970s.
Nimmo GR, Steen JA, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Slickers P, Thomas JC, Appleton S, Goering RV, Robinson DA, Coombs GW. (2015) 
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Jan 28. pii: S1198-743X(14)00171-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2014.12.018.

Microarray based identification of human antibodies against Staphylococcus aureus antigens.
Kloppot P, Selle M, Kohler C, Stentzel S, Fuchs S, Liebscher V, Müller E, Kale D, Ohlsen K, Bröker BM, Zipfel PF, Kahl BC, Ehricht R, Hecker M, Engelmann S. (2015)
Proteomics Clin Appl. 2015 Feb 11. doi: 10.1002/prca.201400123 

Host-specificity of Staphylococcus aureus causing intramammary infections in dairy animals assessed by genotyping and virulence genes.
Bar-Gal GK, Blum SE, Hadas L, Ehricht R, Monecke S, Leitner G. (2015)
Vet Microbiol. 2015 Jan 14. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.01.007

Long Term Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Isolates in Sweden
Rasmussen G, Monecke S, Brus O, Ehricht R, Söderquist B.(2014)
PLoS One. 2014 Dec 5;9(12):e114276. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114276. eCollection 2014
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Molecular characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus associated with chronic rhinosinusitis.
Thunberg U, Hugosson S, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Söderquist B. (2014)
APMIS 2014; DOI 10.1111/apm.12299

Staphylococcus aureus In Vitro Secretion of Alpha Toxin (hla) Correlates with the Affiliation to Clonal Complexes
Stefan Monecke, Elke Müller, Joseph Büchler, Bettina Stieber, Ralf Ehricht
June 18, 2014
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Molecular Typing of MRSA and of Clinical Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Iaşi, Romania
Stefan Monecke, Elke Müller, Olivia Simona Dorneanu, Teodora Vremeră, Ralf Ehricht.
May 2014
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Enterococcal multiresistance gene cluster in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from various origins and geographical locations.
Wendlandt S, Li J, Ho J, Porta MA, Feßler AT, Wang Y, Kadlec K, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Boost M, Schwarz S.
May 2014

Multiple cases of methicillin-resistant CC130 Staphylococcus aureus harboring mecC in milk and swab samples from a Bavarian dairy herd.
Schlotter K, Huber-Schlenstedt R, Gangl A, Hotzel H, Monecke S, Müller E, Reißig A, Proft S, Ehricht R.
Mar 2014

Population Structure of Staphylococcus aureus from Trinidad & Tobago
Stefan Monecke, Bettina Stieber, Rashida Roberts, Patrick Eberechi Akpaka, Peter Slickers, Ralf Ehricht
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Characterization of PVL-positive MRSA from Norway.
Monecke S, Aamot HV, Stieber B, Ruppelt A, Ehricht R., Sep 2013

Genome sequencing and molecular characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus ST772-MRSA-V, "Bengal Bay Clone".
Monecke S, Baier V, Coombs GW, Slickers P, Ziegler A, Ehricht R., Dec 2013

Characterization of a Mouse-Adapted Staphylococcus aureus Strain
Silva Holtfreter, Fiona J. Radcliff, Dorothee Grumann, Hannah Read, Sarah Johnson, Stefan Monecke, Stephen Ritchie, Fiona Clow, Christiane Goerke, Barbara M. Bröker, John D. Fraser, Siouxsie Wiles. 2013 Sep 2.
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Cfr-mediated linezolid resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus haemolyticus associated with clinical infections in humans: two case reports.
Feßler AT, Calvo N, Gutiérrez N, Muñoz Bellido JL, Fajardo M, Garduño E, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Kadlec K, Schwarz S. 2013 Aug 19.

Resistance phenotypes and genotypes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from broiler chickens at slaughter and abattoir workers
Wendlandt S, Kadlec K, Feßler AT, Monecke S, Ehricht R, van de Giessen AW, Hengeveld PD, Huijsdens X, Schwarz S, van Duijkeren E. 2013 Jun 24.

Detection of mecC-Positive Staphylococcus aureus (CC130-MRSA-XI) in Diseased European Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in Sweden
Stefan Monecke, Dolores Gavier-Widen, Roland Mattsson, Lena Rangstrup-Christensen, Alexandros Lazaris, David C. Coleman, Anna C. Shore, Ralf Ehricht. June 12, 2013.
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The diversity of antimicrobial resistance genes among staphylococci of animal origin.
Wendlandt S, Feßler AT, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Schwarz S, Kadlec K.2013 Mar 13.

Rapid detection of Panton-Valentine leukocidin in Staphylococcus aureus cultures by monoclonal antibodies using a lateral flow assay.
Monecke S, Müller E, Buechler J, Rejman J, Stieber B, Akpaka PE, Bandt D, Burris R, Coombs G, Hidalgo-Arroyo GA, Hughes P, Kearns A, Abós SM, Pichon B, Skakni L, Söderquist B, Ehricht R. 2012 Nov 21.

Genotyping of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from diseased poultry.
Monecke S, Ruppelt A, Wendlandt S, Schwarz S, Slickers P, Ehricht R, Jäckel SC. 2012 Oct 23.

Genotypic Resistance Testing Creates New Treatment Challenges: Two Cases of Oxacillin-Susceptible MRSA (OS-MRSA).
Sharff KA, Monecke S, Slaughter S, Forrest G, Pfeiffer C, Ehricht R, Oethinger M. 2012 Sep 19.

The Molecular Epidemiology of the Highly Virulent ST93 Australian Community Staphylococcus aureus Strain
Geoffrey W. Coombs, Richard V. Goering, Kyra Y. L. Chua, Stefan Monecke, Benjamin P. Howden, Timothy P. Stinear, Ralf Ehricht, Frances G. O’Brien, Keryn J. Christiansen, 2012 Aug 10
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Rapid microarray based identification of different mecA alleles in staphylococci.
Monecke S, Müller E, Schwarz S, Hotzel H, Ehricht R. 2012 Aug 13.

Detection of new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus that carry novel genetic homologue and important virulence determinants.
Sabat AJ, Koksal M, Akkerboom V, Monecke S, Kriegeskorte A, Hendrix R, Ehricht R, Köck R, Becker K, Friedrich AW. 2012 Jul 25.

Characterisation of MRSA strains isolated from patients in a hospital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Stefan Monecke, Leila Skakni, Rami Hasan, Antje Ruppelt, Sameeh S. Ghazal, Ahmed Hakawi, Peter Slickers and Ralf Ehricht. 23 July 2012.
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Distribution of SCCmec-associated phenol-soluble modulin in staphylococci
Stefan Monecke, Ines Engelmann, Marie Archambault, David C. Coleman, Geoffrey W. Coombs, Sonia Cortez de Jäckel, Geneviève Pelletier-Jacques, Stefan Schwarz, Anna C. Shore, Peter Slickers, Ralf Ehricht

Molecular epidemiology and characterisation of MRSA isolates from Trinidad and Tobago.
Monecke S, Nitschke H, Slickers P, Ehricht R, Swanston W, Manjunath M, Roberts R, Akpaka PE
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Nov 9.

Evolution and diversity of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a geographical region.
Coombs GW, Monecke S, Pearson JC, Tan HL, Chew YK, Wilson L, Ehricht R, O'Brien FG, Christiansen KJ.
BMC Microbiol. 2011 Sep 29;11(1):215. [Epub ahead of print]
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Characterization of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Food and Food Products of Poultry Origin in Germany.
Feßler AT, Kadlec K, Hassel M, Hauschild T, Eidam C, Ehricht R, Monecke S, Schwarz S
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Jul 1

Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus producing Panton-Valentine leukocidin toxin in Trinidad & Tobago: a case report
Patrick E Akpaka, Stefan Monecke, William H Swanston, AV Chalapathi Rao, Renee Schulz and Paul N Levett
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:157
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Detection of Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec Type XI Carrying Highly Divergent mecA, mecI, mecR1, blaZ, and ccr Genes in Human Clinical Isolates of Clonal Complex 130 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Anna C. Shore, Emily C. Deasy, Peter Slickers, Grainne Brennan, Brian O’Connell, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht, and David C. Coleman
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 August; 55(8): 3765-3773
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A Field Guide to Pandemic, Epidemic and Sporadic Clones of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (REVIEW)
Stefan Monecke, Geoffrey Coombs, Anna C. Shore, David C. Coleman, Patrick Akpaka, Michael Borg, Henry Chow, Margaret Ip, Lutz Jatzwauk, Daniel Jonas, Kristina Kadlec, Angela Kearns, Frederic Laurent, Frances G. O’Brien, Julie Pearson, Antje Ruppelt, Stefan Schwarz, Elizabeth Scicluna, Peter Slickers, Hui-Leen Tan, Stefan Weber, Ralf Ehricht
PLoS ONE; April 2011; Volume 6; Issue 4; e17936
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Microarray-based genotyping of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from camels.
Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht, Peter Slickers, Renate Wernery, Bobby Johnson, Sherry Jose and Ulrich Wernery
Vet Microbiol. 2011 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21353401 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher].

Characterization of a Novel Arginine Catabolic Mobile Element (ACME) and Staphylococcal Chromosomal Cassette mec Composite Island with Significant Homology to Staphylococcus epidermidis ACME type II in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Genotype ST22-MRSA-IV.
Shore AC, Rossney AS, Brennan OM, Kinnevey PM, Humphreys H, Sullivan DJ, Goering RV, Ehricht R, Monecke S, Coleman DC.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21343442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Characterisation of Australian MRSA Strains ST75- and ST883-MRSA-IV and Analysis of Their Accessory Gene Regulator Locus
Stefan Monecke, Hanna Kanig, Wolfram Rudolph, Elke Müller, Geoffrey Coombs, Helmut Hotzel, Peter Slickers, Ralf Ehricht
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Identification and Characterization of the Multidrug Resistance Gene cfr in Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Positive ST8-Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-IVa (USA300).
Shore AC, Brennan OM, Ehricht R, Monecke S, Schwarz S, Slickers P, Coleman DC.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Oct 4.

Differentiation of CC59 Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Western Australia.
Coombs GW, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Slickers P, Pearson JC, Tan HL, Christiansen KJ, O'Brien FG.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Mar 8.

Molecular fingerprinting of Staphylococcus aureus from bone and joint infections.
Luedicke C, Slickers P, Ehricht R, Monecke S.
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Feb 26

Characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 from cases of bovine mastitis.
Feßler A, Scott C, Kadlec K, Ehricht R, Monecke S, Schwarz S
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Feb 17.

Characterisation of MRSA from Malta and the description of a Maltese epidemic MRSA strain.
Scicluna EA, Shore AC, Thürmer A, Ehricht R, Slickers P, Borg MA, Coleman DC, Monecke S;
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009.

Diversity of antimicrobial resistance pheno- and genotypes of
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 from diseased swine.

Kristina Kadlec, Ralf Ehricht, Stefan Monecke, Ulrike Steinacker, Heike Kaspar, Joachim Mankertz, Stefan Schwarz;
J Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2009.

Intra-strain variability of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains ST228-MRSA-I and ST5-MRSA-II.
S. Monecke & R. Ehricht & P. Slickers & N. Wiese & D. Jonas,
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2009.

Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in asymptomatic carriers.
Monecke S, Luedicke C, Slickers P, Ehricht R.;
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009 May 12.

Comparative molecular analysis substantiates a zoonotic potential of equine Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Walther B, Monecke S, Ruscher C, Friedrich AW, Ehricht R, Slickers P, Soba A, Wleklinski CG, Wieler LH, Lübke-Becker A.;
J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Dec 24 [Epub ahead of print].

Assignment of Staphylococcus aureus isolates to clonal complexes based on microarray analysis and pattern recognition.
Monecke S, Slickers P, Ehricht R;
FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2008 May 27.

Disseminated cutaneous and pulmonary abscesses in an injecting drug user caused by a Panton-Valentine leucocidin-positive, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus strain.
Ditzen A, Ehricht R, Monecke S;
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 May 15 [Epub ahead of print].

DNA microarray-based genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from Eastern Saxony.
Monecke S, Jatzwauk L, Weber S, Slickers P, Ehricht R;
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2008 Mar 27 [Epub ahead of print].

High diversity of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive, methicillinsusceptible isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and implications for the evolution of community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus.
S. Monecke, P. Slickers, M. J. Ellington, A. M. Kearns and R. Ehricht;
Clin Microbiol Infect 2007; 13: 1157-1164.

Microarray based study on virulence-associated genes and resistance
determinants of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cattle.

Monecke S, Kuhnert P, Hotzel H, Slickers P, Ehricht R.;
Vet Microbiol. 2007, May 24.

Microarray-based characterisation of a Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive community-acquired strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
S. Monecke, P. Slickers, H. Hotzel, G. Richter-Huhn, M. Pohle, S. Weber, W. Witte and R. Ehricht;
Clin Microbiol Infec; 2006 (12), 718-28.

Comparative genomics and DNA array-based genotyping of pandemic Staphylococcus aureus strains encoding Panton-Valentine leukocidin.
S. Monecke, B. Berger-Bächi, G. Coombs, A. Holmes, I. Kay, A. Kearns, H-J. Linde, F. O'Brien, P. Slickers and R. Ehricht; Clin Microbiol Infect 2006.

Rapid genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates using miniaturised oligonucleotide arrays.
Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht;
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2005 Oct;11(10):825-33.

Simple and Robust Array-Based Methods for the Parallel Detection of Resistance Genes of Staphylococcus aureus.
Stefan Monecke, Ines Leube, Ralf Ehricht;
Genome Letters 2003, Vol. 2, No. 3.