Enterococcus faecium (Orla-Jensen) Schleifer and Kilpper-Balz (ATCC® 700221)

Strain Designations: VRE  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

Strain Designations VRE
Application
Quality control strain
Quality control strain for IDEXX products
Isolation
Human feces, Connecticut
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 2
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
Genotype Presence of vanA confirmed by PCR
Type Strain no
Antibiotic Resistance
Resistant to Vancomycin and Teicoplanin
Comments
Presence of IS16 and esp genes confirmed by PCR.
Resistant to vancomycin
Genotype Presence of vanA confirmed by PCR
Name of Depositor CM Chen
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- CM Chen <-- SC Edberg
Isolation
Human feces, Connecticut
References

BD GeneOhm VanR QC Set. BD Becton Dickinson.

Patel R, et al. Multiplex PCR Detection of vanA, vanB, vanC-1, and vanC-2/3 Genes in Enterococci. J. Clin. Microbiol. 35(3): 703-707, 1997. PubMed: 9041416