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Staphylococcus epidermidis strain Fussel [NCTC 11047, R. Hugh 2466] is a whole genome-sequenced type strain that was isolated from the nose. This bacterium has applications in efficacy testing, media testing, inhibition testing, and quality control.  
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Product type
Preceptrol culture
Strain designation
Fussel [NCTC 11047, R. Hugh 2466]
Type strain
Genome sequenced strain
Isolation source
Media testing
Quality control
Product format
Storage conditions
2°C to 8°C
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Detailed product information


Specific applications
Efficacy testing
Inhibition testing
Media testing
Quality control strain
Sterility testing
Testing antimicrobial handwashing formulations

Handling information

Handling procedure
  1. Open vial according to enclosed instructions or visit for instructions.
  2. Rehydrate the entire pellet with approximately 0.5 mL of #18 broth. Aseptically transfer the entire contents to a 5-6 mL tube of #18 broth. Additional test tubes can be inoculated by transferring 0.5 mL of the primary broth tube to these secondary tubes.
  3. Use several drops of the primary broth tube to inoculate a #18 plate and/or #18 agar slant.
  4. Incubate at 37°C for 24-48 hours.
Handling notes

Brain Heart Infusion broth/agar can be used as an alternative medium.

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Quality control specifications

Verification method
Whole-genome Sequencing


Deposited as
Staphylococcus epidermidis (Winslow and Winslow) Evans
American Meat Institute Foundation
Chain of custody
ATCC <-- American Meat Institute Foundation <-- R Deibel
Cross references
GenBank K02688 S.epidermidis 5S rRNA.
GenBank Z48233 S.epidermidis thyF and dfrC genes.
GenBank AX109637 Sequence 370 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank AX109878 Sequence 611 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank AX111494 Sequence 2227 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank AX111515 Sequence 2248 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank AX111535 Sequence 2268 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank Z26894 S.epidermidis gene for 16S ribosomal RNA.
GenBank AB015166 Staphylococcus epidermidis gene, partial cds.
GenBank L37605 Staphylococcus epidermidis 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA) gene.
GenBank U02913 Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 14990 16S rRNA gene, partial sequence.
GenBank D83363 Staphylococcus epidermidis (strain ATCC 14990T) gene for 16S rRNA, partial sequence.
GenBank AF298800 Staphylococcus epidermidis translation elongation factor Tu (tuf) gene, partial cds.
GenBank AF162863 Staphylococcus epidermidis Pal1 (pal1) gene, partial cds; TagF (tagF) gene, complete cds; and TpgX (tpgX) gene, partial cds.
GenBank AF012132 Staphylococcus epidermidis agr system including response regulator (agrA), histidine kinase (agrC), AgrD (agrD), AgrB (agrB) and delta toxin (hld) genes, complete cds.

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Intended use
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Frequently Asked Questions


Curated Citations

Jones D, et al. Identity of Staphylococcus epidermidis. J. Bacteriol. 85: 62-67, 1963. PubMed: 14029448

Gotz F, Schleifer KH. Purification and properties of a fructose-1,6-diphosphate activated L- lactate dehydrogenase from Staphylococcus epidermidis. Arch. Microbiol. 105: 303-312, 1975. PubMed: 242300

Hugh R, Ellis MA. The neotype strain for Staphylococcus epidermidis (Winslow and Winslow 1908), Evans 1916. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 18: 231-239, 1968.

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 30: 225-420, 1980.

Staphylococcus aureus and staphylococcal enterotoxins. Washington, DC:American Public Health Association;APHA APHA2001-39, 2001

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