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NR-46220  Staphylococcus aureus, GA-62
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Organism: Staphylococcus aureus
Designations: GA-62
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
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Contributor: CDC
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Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), strain GA-62 (also referred to as NRS691) was isolated in 2005 from blood of a 72-year-old male with cellulitis and/or a bloodstream infection in Georgia, USA.

S. aureus, strain GA-62 is a methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain. Strain GA-62 was deposited as positive for mec (subtype IV); negative for PVL and tst; and pulsed-field type 500. S. aureus, strain GA-62 is a USA500 isolate. USA500 isolates have a common MLST sequence type (ST 8), spa motif (MBQBLO) and agr group (I) and are PVL-negative. USA500 isolates are multi-drug resistant healthcare-associated MRSA strains, but have been also associated with sporadic community-acquired infections. USA500 is believed to be the predecessor of the most common community-associated pulsed-field type, USA300.

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 GA-62, NR-46220."
Additional Information: NARSA NRS691
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