Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Rosenbach (ATCC® BAA-42)

Strain Designations: HDE288  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Deposited As Staphylococcus aureus Rosenbach
Strain Designations HDE288
Emerging infectious disease research
Drug discovery
Child in a hospital pneumology ward, Lisbon, Portugal, 1996
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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 pvl negative
Type Strain no
Antibiotic Resistance
Multidrug resistant
Methicillin resistant
Oxacillin resistant
Penicillin resistant
Pediatric clone of MRSA
The publication supporting this deposit states resistance to methicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, ampicillin-sulbactam, and cephalothin. However, using CLSI guidelines, sensitivity to cephalothin and ampicillin-sulbactam have been confirmed.

SCCmec: Type VI
PFGE type: USA 800
spa type Ridom: t311
spa type Kreiswirth: TJMBDMGMK
pvl gene amplification: Negative

Phenotypic and genotypic information for ATCC MRSA strains, such as SCCmec, PFGE, or spa typing, is provided for informational purposes only. This information was compiled from testing performed by one or more sources, including ATCC, strain depositor, published data, or contracted research.
Genotype pvl negative
Name of Depositor H De Lencastre
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Child in a hospital pneumology ward, Lisbon, Portugal, 1996
Year of Origin 1996

Sa-Leao R, et al. Detection of an archaic clone of Staphylococcus aureus with low-level resistance to methicillin in a pediatric hospital in Portugal and in international samples: relics of a formerly widely disseminated strain?. J. Clin. Microbiol. 37: 1913-1920, 1999. PubMed: 10325346

Monecke S, et al. A field guide to pandemic, epidemic and sporadic clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS One 6(4): e17936, 2011. PubMed: 21494333

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