Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Rosenbach (ATCC® 700698)

Strain Designations: Mu3 [NRS2]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Deposited As Staphylococcus aureus Rosenbach
Strain Designations Mu3 [NRS2]
Drug discovery
Sputum from a lung cancer patient with MRSA pneumonia, Japan, 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
Genome Sequenced Strain

Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Mu3 DNA, complete genome

Type Strain no
Antibiotic Resistance Methicillin resistant
Heterogeneous susceptibility to vancomycin
Comments Genome sequenced strain
This strain shows heterogeneous susceptibility to vancomycin

SCCmec: Type II
spa type Ridom: t002
spa type Kreiswirth: TJMBMDMGMK
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 44: Brain Heart Infusion Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Genotype pvl negative
Name of Depositor K Hiramatsu
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Sputum from a lung cancer patient with MRSA pneumonia, Japan, 1996

Hiramatsu K, et al. Dissemination in Japanese hospitals of strains of Staphylococcus aureus heterogeneously resistant to vancomycin. Lancet 350: 1670-1673, 1997. PubMed: 9400512

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) : AP009324 Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Mu3 DNA, complete genome

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