Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Rosenbach (ATCC® 27217)

Strain Designations: 502A  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

Strain Designations 502A
Application
Enteric Research
Isolation
Nares of nurse
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 2
Antigenic Properties Serologic type (b)c1
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Antigenic Properties Serologic type (b)c1
Antibiotic Resistance
Penicillin sensitive
Resistant to 5 µg but sensitive to 10 µg of tetracycline
Comments
Bacterial interference in treating staphylococcal disease in newborn babies and patients with chronic furunculosis
Coagulase positive
Does not produce penicillinase
Usually lysed by phages 7, 47, 53, 54 and 77
Serologic type (b)c1
Medium Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor HR Shinefield
Isolation
Nares of nurse
References

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Boris M, et al. Bacterial interference. Protein against recurrent intrafamilial staphylococcal disease. Am. J. Dis. Child. 115: 521-529, 1968. PubMed: 4868791

Fritsch WC. Therapy of impetigo and furunculosis. JAMA 214: 1862-1866, 1970. PubMed: 5537340

Light IJ, et al. Use of bacterial interference to control a staphylococcal nursery outbreak. Deliberate colonization of all infants with the 502A strain of Staphylococcus aureus. Am. J. Dis. Child. 113: 291-300, 1967. PubMed: 5335490

Shinefield HR, et al. Bacterial interference between strains of Staphylococcus aureus, 1960 to 1970. Am. J. Dis. Child. 121: 148-152, 1971. PubMed: 5542853

Shinefield HR, et al. Bacterial interference: its effect on nursery-acquired infection with Staphylococcus aureus. I. Preliminary observations on artificial colonzation of newborns. Am. J. Dis. Child. 105: 646-654, 1963. PubMed: 13977323

Shinefield HR, et al. Bacterial interference: its effect on nursery-acquired infection with Staphylococcus aureus. II. The Ohio epidemic. Am. J. Dis. Child. 105: 655-662, 1963. PubMed: 13977324

Shinefield HR, et al. Bacterial interference: its effect on nursery-acquired infection with Staphylococcus aureus. III. The Georgia epidemic. Am. J. Dis. Child. 105: 663-673, 1963. PubMed: 13977325

Shinefield HR, et al. Bacterial interference: its effect on nursery-acquired infection with Staphylococcus aureus. V. An analysis and interpretation. Am. J. Dis. Child. 105: 683-688, 1963. PubMed: 13977326

Strauss WG, et al. Bacterial interference treatment of recurrent furunculosis. 2. Demonstration of the relationship of strain to pathogeneicity. JAMA 208: 861-863, 1969. PubMed: 5818591