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Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus Rosenbach (ATCC® BAA-1718)

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Strain Designations: TCH959 [USA300-HOU-MS]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Strain Designations TCH959 [USA300-HOU-MS]
Drug discovery
From a 12-year-old white female with a buttock abscess; Texas Children's Hospital
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
Genome Sequenced Strain


Type Strain no
Genome sequencing strain
This is a reference genome strain for the Human Microbiome Project.
Medium ATCC® Medium 18: Trypticase Soy Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor K Hulten
From a 12-year-old white female with a buttock abscess; Texas Children's Hospital

Highlander SK, et al. Subtle genetic changes enhance virulence of methicillin resistant and sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. BMC Microbiol. 7: 99, 2007. PubMed: 17986343

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AASB02000000 Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus USA300_TCH959, whole genome shotgun sequencing project

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP000732 Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus USA300_TCH959 plasmid pUSA300HOUMS, complete sequence

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • 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.
Basic Documentation
  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019