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NR-46191  Staphylococcus aureus, CO-34
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Organism: Staphylococcus aureus
Designations: CO-34
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
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Contributor: CDC
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Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), strain CO-34 (also referred to as NRS662) was isolated in June 2005 from the blood of a 45-year-old male in Colorado, USA.

S. aureus, strain CO-34 is a methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain. Strain CO-34 was deposited as positive for mec (subtype IV); positive for PVL; negative for tsst; pulsed-field type USA300. S. aureus, strain CO-34 is a USA300 isolate. USA300 isolates have the same MLST profile (ST 8), SCCmec (subtype IV), spa repeats (YHGFMBQBLO), Ridom spa type (t008), contain 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 CO-34, NR-46191."
Additional Information: NARSA NRS662
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