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

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

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Strain Designations VRE
Quality control strain
Quality control strain for IDEXX products
Human feces, Connecticut
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 Presence of vanA confirmed by PCR
Type Strain no
Antibiotic Resistance
Resistant to Vancomycin and Teicoplanin
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
Human feces, Connecticut

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

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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