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NR-46204  Staphylococcus aureus, CT-189
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Organism: Staphylococcus aureus
Designations: CT-189
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
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Contributor: CDC
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Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), strain CT-189 (also referred to as NRS675) was isolated in 2006 from the blood of a 44-year-old female with cellulitis and/or a bloodstream infection in Connecticut, USA.

S. aureus, strain CT-189 is a clinically-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain. Strain CT-189 was deposited as positive for mec (subtype IV), negative for PVL and tst; and pulsed-field type 800. S. aureus, strain CT-189 is a USA800 isolate. USA800 isolates have the same MLST profile (ST 5), agr group (II), SCCmec subtype (IV), spa motif (MDMGMK), and Ridom spa types (t002 and related) and are positive for sem and seo toxin genes. USA 800 isolates are resistant to β-lactams and fluoroquinolones with some isolates being resistant to additional antibiotics. While first isolated in pediatric patients, USA800 strains recently have been isolated in adults.

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 CT-189, NR-46204."
Additional Information: NARSA NRS675
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