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NR-45938  Staphylococcus aureus, RN0451
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Organism: Staphylococcus aureus
Designations: RN0451
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
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Contributor: RP Novick
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 RN0451 (also referred to as NRS136) is lysogenic for phage φ11 and was derived from S. aureus, strain RN0450 (NRS135). In turn, strain RN0450 was derived from successive cycles of UV treatment of S. aureus, strain NCTC8325 (NRS77).

S. aureus, strain RN0451 is a methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) strain developed for research purposes. It was deposited as lysogenized with phage φ11; negative for mec, rsbU, and agr; MLST sequence type (ST) 8; eGenomic spa type 59, eGenomic spa repeats YHGGFMBQBLO; Ridom spa type t211. The presence of phage φ11 is known to induce competence in S. aureus.

Each vial contains approximately 0.5 mL of bacterial culture in Tryptic Soy broth supplemented with 10% glycerol.
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 RN0451, NR-45938."
Additional Information: NARSA NRS136
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