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NR-46180  Staphylococcus aureus, CA-409
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Organism: Staphylococcus aureus
Designations: CA-409
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-409 (also referred to as NRS651) was isolated in 2006 from the peritoneal fluid of a 61-year-old female in California, USA.

S. aureus, strain CA-409 is a methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain. Strain CA-409 was deposited as positive for mec (subtype II) and tsst; negative for PVL; pulsed-field type USA200. S. aureus, strain CA-409 is a USA200 isolate. USA200 isolates have the same MLST profile (ST 36), SCCmec (subtype II), spa repeats (WGKAKAOMQQQ) and are resistant to erythromycin and β-lactams and, in some cases, spectinomycin. USA200 is the second most common health care-associated pulsed-field type in U.S.

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 CA-409, NR-46180."
Additional Information: NARSA NRS651
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