Publikationen: Artikel


  1. Becker K, Denis O, Roisin S, Mellmann A, Idelevich EA, Knaack D, van Alen S, Kriegeskorte A, Köck R, Schaumburg F, Peters G, Ballhausen B. (2016) Detection of mecA- and mecC-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates by the new Xpert® MRSA Gen 3 PCR. J Clin Microbiol; 54(1):180-4.
  2. Idelevich EA, Lanckohr C, Horn D, Wieler LH, Becker K, Köck R. (2016) [Multidrug-resistant bacteria in Germany: The impact of sources outside healthcare facilities]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz; 59(1):113-23.
  3. Walter J, Espelage W, Cuny C, Jansen A, Witte W, Eckmanns T, Hermes J. (2016) Veterinarians visiting swine farms are at high risk for colonization with livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis; 62(1):126-8.


  1. Becker K, Ballhausen B, Kahl BC, Köck R. (2016) The clinical impact of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of the clonal complex 398 for humans. Vet Microbiol. pii: S0378-1135(15)30082-1. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Blodkamp S, Kadlec K, Gutsmann T, Naim HY, von Köckritz-Blickwede M, Schwarz S. (2015) In vitro activity of human and animal cathelicidins against livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Vet Microbiol; pii: S0378-1135(15)30036-5. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.09.018. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Cai J, Zhao K, Wang Y, Schwarz S, Lv H, Li Y, Liao K, Yu S, Gu D, Wang X, Zhang R, Shen J. (2015) Enterococcal isolates carrying the novel oxazolidinone resistance gene optrA from hospitals in Zhejiang, Guangdong, and Henan, China, 2010-2014. Clin Microbiol Infect; 21(12):1095.e1-4
  4. Couto N, Belas A, Kadlec K, Schwarz S, Pomba C. (2015) Clonal diversity, virulence patterns and antimicrobial and biocide susceptibility among human, animal and environmental MRSA in Portugal. J Antimicrob Chemother; 70(9):2483-7.
  5. Cuny C, Abdelbary M, Layer F, Werner G, Witte W. (2015) Prevalence of the immune evasion gene cluster in Staphylococcus aureus CC398. Vet Microbiol; 177(1-2):219-23.
  6. Cuny C, Layer F, Werner G, Harmsen D, Daniels-Haardt I, Jurke A, Mellmann A, Witte W, Köck R. (2015) State-wide surveillance of antibiotic resistance patterns and spa types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from blood cultures in North Rhine-Westphalia, 2011-2013. Clin Microbiol Infect; 21(8):750-7.
  7. Fischer J, Hille K, Mellmann A, Schaumburg F, Kreienbrock L, Köck R. (2015) Low-level antimicrobial resistance of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from the nares of pig-exposed persons. Epidemiol Infect; 29:1-5.
  8. Fischer J, Hille K, Mellmann A, Schaumburg F, Kreienbrock L, Köck R. (2015) The association of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) carriage in humans with pigs - a reply. Epidemiol Infect; 24:1-2.
  9. Goerge T, Lorenz MB, van Alen S, Hübner NO, Becker K, Köck R. (2015) MRSA colonization and infection among persons with occupational livestock exposure in Europe: Prevalence, preventive options and evidence. Vet Microbiol. pii: S0378-1135(15)30066-3 [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Kadlec K, Schwarz S, Goering RV, Weese JS. (2015) Direct repeat unit (dru) typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius from dogs and cats. J Clin Microbiol; 53(12):3760-5.
  11. Li D, Wu C, Wang Y, Fan R, Schwarz S, Zhang S. (2015) Identification of multiresistance gene cfr in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from pigs: plasmid location and integration into a staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec complex. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Jun;59(6):3641-4.
  12. Michael GB, Freitag C, Wendlandt S, Eidam C, Feßler AT, Lopes GV, Kadlec K, Schwarz S. (2015) Emerging issues in antimicrobial resistance of bacteria from food-producing animals. Future Microbiol;10(3):427-43.
  13. Si H, Zhang WJ, Chu S, Wang XM, Dai L, Hua X, Dong Z, Schwarz S, Liu S. (2015) Novel plasmid-borne multidrug resistance gene cluster including lsa(E) from a linezolid-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolate of swine origin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother;59(11):7113-6.
  14. Wang Y, Lv Y, Cai J, Schwarz S, Cui L, Hu Z, Zhang R, Li J, Zhao Q, He T, Wang D, Wang Z, Shen Y, Li Y, Feßler AT, Wu C, Yu H, Deng X, Xia X, Shen J. (2015) A novel gene, optrA, that confers transferable resistance to oxazolidinones and phenicols and its presence in Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium of human and animal origin. J Antimicrob Chemother; 70(8):2182-90.
  15. Wendlandt S, Heß S, Li J, Feßler AT, Wang Y, Kadlec K, Gallert C, Schwarz S. (2015) Detection of the macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B resistance gene erm(44) and a novel erm(44) variant in staphylococci from aquatic environments. FEMS Microbiol Ecol; 91(8):fiv090.
  16. Wendlandt S, Kadlec K, Feßler AT, Schwarz S. (2015) Identification of ABC transporter genes conferring combined pleuromutilin-lincosamide-streptogramin A resistance in bovine methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci. Vet Microbiol; 177(3-4):353-8.
  17. Wendlandt S, Kadlec K, Schwarz S. (2015) Four novel plasmids from Staphylococcus hyicus and CoNS that carry a variant of the spectinomycin resistance gene spd. J Antimicrob Chemother; 70(3):948-9.
  18. Wendlandt S, Shen J, Kadlec K, Wang Y, Li B, Zhang WJ, Feßler AT, Wu C, Schwarz S. (2015) Multidrug resistance genes in staphylococci from animals that confer resistance to critically and highly important antimicrobial agents in human medicine. Trends Microbiol; 23(1):44-54.


  1. Abdelbary MM, Wittenberg A, Cuny C, Layer F, Kurt K, Wieler LH, Walther B, Skov R, Larsen J, Hasman H, Fitzgerald JR, Smith TC, Wagenaar JA, Pantosti A, Hallin M, Struelens MJ, Edwards G, Böse R, Nübel U, Witte W. (2014) Phylogenetic analysis of Staphylococcus aureus CC398 reveals a sub-lineage epidemiologically associated with infections in horses. PLoS One; 9(2):e88083.
  2. Ballhausen B, Kriegeskorte A, Schleimer N, Peters G, Becker K. (2014) The mecA homolog mecC confers resistance against β-lactams in Staphylococcus aureus irrespective of the genetic strain background. Antimicrob Agents Chemother; 58(7):3791-8.
  3. Ballhausen B, Jung P, Kriegeskorte A, Makgotlho PE, Ruffing U, von Müller L, Köck R, Peters G, Herrmann M, Ziebuhr W, Becker K, Bischoff M. (2014) LA-MRSA CC398 differ from classical community acquired-MRSA and hospital acquired-MRSA lineages: functional analysis of infection and colonization processes. Int J Med Microbiol; 304(7):777-86.
  4. Becker K, Ballhausen B, Köck R, Kriegeskorte A. (2014) Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus isolates: The "mec alphabet" with specific consideration of mecC, a mec homolog associated with zoonotic S. aureus lineages. Int J Med Microbiol; 304(7):794-804.
  5. Bergonier D, Sobral D, Feßler AT, Jacquet E, Gilbert FB, Schwarz S, Treilles M, Bouloc P, Pourcel C, Vergnaud G. (2014) Staphylococcus aureus from 152 cases of bovine, ovine and caprine mastitis investigated by Multiple-locus variable number of tandem repeat analysis (MLVA). Vet Res; 45(1):97.
  6. Buntenkoetter V, Blaha T, Tegeler R, Fetsch A, Hartmann M, Kreienbrock L, Meemken D. (2014) Comparison of the phenotypic antimicrobial resistances and spa-types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates derived from pigs in conventional and in organic husbandry systems. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr; 127(3-4):135-43.
  7. Entorf M, Feßler AT, Kadlec K, Kaspar H, Mankertz J, Peters T, Schwarz S. (2014) Tylosin susceptibility of staphylococci from bovine mastitis. Vet Microbiol; 171(3-4):368-73.
  8. Feßler AT, Calvo N, Gutiérrez N, Muñoz Bellido JL, Fajardo M, Garduño E, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Kadlec K, Schwarz S. (2014) Cfr-mediated linezolid resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus haemolyticus associated with clinical infections in humans: two case reports. J Antimicrobial Chemother; 69(1):268-70.
  9. He T, Wang Y, Schwarz S, Zhao Q, Shen J, Wu C. (2014) Genetic environment of the multi-resistance gene cfr in methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci from chickens, ducks, and pigs in China. Int J Med Microbiol; 304(3-4):257-61.
  10. Kadlec K, Wendlandt S, Feßler AT, Schwarz S. (2014) Methods for the detection of antimicrobial resistance and the characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from food producing animals and food of animal origin. Book chapter in: “Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety: Methods and Techniques”; Elsevier, 15.04.2015.
  11. Köck R, Ballhausen B, Bischoff M, Cuny CH, Eckmanns T, Fetsch A, Harmsen D, Goerge T, Oberheitmann B, Schwarz S, Selhorst T, Tenhagen BA, Walther B, Witte W, Ziebuhr W, Becker K. (2014) The impact of zoonotic MRSA colonization and infection in Germany. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr; 127:384-398.
  12. Köck R, Winner K, Schaumburg F, Jurke A, Rossen JW, Friedrich AW. (2014) Admission prevalence and acquisition of nasal carriage of Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in German rehabilitation centres. J Hosp Infect; 87(2):115-8.
  13. Kraushaar B, Fetsch A. (2014) First description of PVL-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in wild boar meat. Int J Food Microbiol; 186:68-73.
  14. Li J, Li B, Wendlandt S, Schwarz S, Wang Y, Wu C, Ma Z, Shen J. (2014) Identification of a novel vga(E) gene variant that confers resistance to pleuromutilins, lincosamides and streptogramin A antibiotics in staphylococci of porcine origin. J Antimicrob Chemother; 69(4):919-23.
  15. Liu Y, Wang Y, Schwarz S, Wang S, Chen L, Wu C, Shen J. (2014) Investigation of a multiresistance gene cfr that fails to mediate resistance to phenicols and oxazolidinones in Enterococcus faecalis. J Antimicrob Chemother; 69: 892-8.
  16. Małyszko I, Schwarz S, Hauschild T. (2014) Detection of a new mecC allotype, mecC2, in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus saprophyticus. J Antimicrob Chemother; 69: 2003-5.
  17. Michael GB, Freitag C, Feßler AT, Wendlandt S, Eidam C, Entorf M, Volz GL, Riesenberg A, Blodkamp S, Schwarz S, Kadlec K. (2014) Antimicrobial Resistance, ESBL and MRSA – Definitions and Laboratory Diagnostics. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr; 127:339-348.
  18. Nemeghaire S, Argudín MA, Feßler AT, Hauschild T, Schwarz S, Butaye P. (2014) The ecological importance of the Staphylococcus sciuri species group as a reservoir for resistance and virulence genes. Vet Microbiol; 171: 342-56.
  19. F. Schaumburg, E.A. Idelevich, G. Peters, A. Mellmann, C. von Eiff, K. Becker and Study Group. (2014) Trends in antimicrobial non-susceptibility in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Germany (2004-2011) Clin. Microbiol Infect; 20(9):O554-7
  20. Schwarz S, Shen J, Wendlandt S, Feßler AT, Wang Y, Kadlec K, Wu C. (2014) Plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance in staphylococci and other firmicutes. Book chapter in: Microbiol Spectrum; 2(6):PLAS-0020-2014.
  21. Thewes N, Loskill P, Jung P, Peisker H, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Jacobs K. (2014) Hydrophobic interaction governs unspecific adhesion of staphylococci: a single cell force spectroscopy study. J Nanotechnol; 5:1501-12.
  22. Loskill P, Pereira PM, Jung P, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Pinho MG, Jacobs K. (2014) Reduction of the peptidoglycan crosslinking causes a decrease in stiffness of the Staphylococcus aureus cell envelope. Biophys J; 107(5):1082-9.
  23. Tenhagen BA, Vossenkuhl B, Käsbohrer A, Alt K, Kraushaar B, Guerra B, Schroeter A, Fetsch A. (2014) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in cattle food chains - prevalence, diversity, and antimicrobial resistance in Germany. J Anim Sci; 92(6):2741-51.
  24. Vincze S, Brandenburg AG, Espelage W, Stamm I, Wieler LH, Kopp PA, Lübke-Becker A, Walther B. (2014) Risk factors for MRSA infection in companion animals: Results from a case-control study within Germany. Int J Med Microbiol; 304(7):787-93.
  25. Vincze S, Stamm I, Kopp PA, Hermes J, Adlhoch C, Semmler T, Wieler LH, Lübke-Becker A, Walther B. (2014) Alarming proportions of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in wound samples from companion animals, Germany 2010-2012. PLoS One; 9(1):e85656.
  26. Vossenkuhl B, Brandt J, Fetsch A, Käsbohrer A, Kraushaar B, Alt K, Tenhagen BA. (2014) Comparison of spa types, SCCmec types and antimicrobial resistance profiles of MRSA isolated from turkeys at farm, slaughter and from retail meat indicates transmission along the production chain. PLoS One; 9(5):e96308.
  27. Vossenkuhl, B, Sharp, H, Brandt, J, Fetsch A, Käsbohrer A, Tenhagen B-A. (2014) Modeling the transmission of livestock associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus along the pig slaughter line. Food Control; 69:17-24.
  28. Weiß S, Kadlec K, Feßler AT, Schwarz S. (2014) Complete sequence of a multiresistance plasmid from a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis ST5 isolated in a small animal clinic. J Antimicrob Chemother; 69: 847-59.
  29. Wendlandt S, Feßler AT, Kadlec K, van Duijkeren E, Schwarz S. (2014) Identification of the novel spectinomycin resistance gene spd in a different plasmid background among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus ST433. J Antimicrob Chemother; 69(7):2000-3.
  30. Wendlandt S, Kadlec K, Feßler AT, van Duijkeren E, Schwarz S. (2014) Two different erm(C)-carrying plasmids in the same methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 isolate from a broiler farm. Vet Microbiol; 171(3-4):382-7.
  31. Wendlandt S, Li J, Ho J, Porta MA, Feßler AT, Wang Y, Kadlec K, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Boost M, Schwarz S. (2014) Enterococcal multiresistance gene cluster in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from various origins and geographical locations. J Antimicrob Chemother; 69(9):2573-5.
  32. Zhao Q, Wendlandt S, Li H, Li J, Wu C, Shen J, Schwarz S, Wang Y. (2014) Identification of the novel lincosamide resistance gene lnu(E) truncated by ISEnfa5-cfr-ISEnfa5 insertion in Streptococcus suis: de novo synthesis and confirmation of functional activity in Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014; 58(3):1785-8.