Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Rosenbach (ATCC® 33591)

Strain Designations: 328  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations 328
Testing antimicrobial handwashing formulations
Drug discovery
Biosafety Level 2

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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
Methicillin resistant
Comments MRSA
SCCmec: Type III
spa type Ridom: t037
spa type Kreiswirth: WGKAOMQ
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.
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Genotype pvl negative
Name of Depositor S Schaefler
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- S Schaefler <-- Elmhurst Hosp.

Schaefler S, et al. Methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus phage type 92. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 15: 74-80, 1979. PubMed: 154874

Fendler EJ, et al. Antimicrobial cleansing composition containing chlorhexidine, an amphoteric surfactant, and an alkyl polyglucoside. US Patent 5,719,113 dated Feb 17 1998

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

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : DQ460217 Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus strain ATCC 33591 CcrA3 (ccrA3) gene, partial cds.

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