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NR-46172  Staphylococcus aureus, CA-127
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Organism: Staphylococcus aureus
Designations: CA-127
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
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Contributor: CDC
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 CA-127 (also referred to as NRS643) was isolated in 2005 from a bone infection of a 26-year-old female in California, USA.

S. aureus, strain CA-127 is a methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain. Strain CA-127 was deposited as positive for mec (subtype IV) and PVL; negative for tsst; pulsed-field type USA300. S. aureus, strain CA-127 is an isolate of the USA300 clone. USA300 isolates have a common MLST profile (ST 8), SCCmec type (subtype IV), spa motif (MBQBLO) and agr group (I), carry the PVL and arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) genes and are usually resistant to both erythromycin and β-lactams. 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.
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 CA-127, NR-46172."
Additional Information: NARSA NRS643
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