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Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli

Catalogue No.

NCTC 13846

Current Name

Escherichia coli

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Accessioned following the first worldwide report of transferable colistin resistance Colistin resistant. MCR-1 positive Harbours multiple other resistance genes

Additional Info

Accession Date


Isolated From

Human, bacteraemia, blood culture. Greater London, UK, October 2013


Accessioned into NCTC < AMRHAI, Public Health England, Colindale < Isolated



Positive control for mcr-1 testing, Colistin resistant EUCAST control strain

Extended Bibliography

Detection of the plasmid-mediated mcr-1 gene conferring colistin resistance in humans and food isolates of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli in England and Wales.,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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