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NR-46231  Staphylococcus aureus, MN-094
(Bacteria)
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Organism: Staphylococcus aureus
Designations: MN-094
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
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Contributor: CDC
Comments:
Quantity limit per order for this item is 1. This item can be ordered twice a year. Orders over this limit will be sent to NIAID for approval before shipment.

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), strain MN-094 (also referred to as NRS702) was isolated in 2006 from pleural fluid of a 1-year-old female intensive care unit (ICU) patient with pneumonia and empyema in Minnesota, USA.

S. aureus, strain MN-094 is a clinically-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain. Strain MN-094 was deposited as positive for mec (subtype IV) and PVL; negative for tst. S. aureus, strain MN-094 is a USA300 isolate. USA300 isolates have a common MLST profile (ST 8), SCCmec type (subtype IV), spa motif (MBQBLO) and agr group (I) and typically carry the PVL and arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) genes. USA300 is the most common cause of community-associated MRSA infection and an increasing cause of hospital-acquired infections.

Each vial contains approximately 0.5 mL of bacterial culture in Tryptic Soy broth supplemented with 10% glycerol. 

Note: If homogeneity is required for your intended use, please purify prior to initiating work.
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was provided by the Network on Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus (NARSA) for distribution by BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Staphylococcus aureus, Strain MN-094, NR-46231."
Additional Information: NARSA NRS702
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