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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Catalogue No.

NCTC 13921

Current Name

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

NCTC 13921

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Carbapenem resistant strain encoding blaSPM-1 metallo-B-lactamase. Additionally harbours several other antibiotic resistance genes. Multilocus sequence type 277. First reported isolate of an SPM-1-producing Pseudomonas sp. in the UK.

Additional Info

Accession Date



Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections reference laboratory (ARMHAI), Public Health England, Colindale, London, UK

Isolated From

Clinical isolate. Human, throat. Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK, March 2013


Accessioned into NCTC < ARMHAI, London, UK < Isolated



Positive control for the detection of blaSPM-1


Hopkins K.L. et al SPM-1 metallo-B-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST277 in the UK. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Jul;65(7):696-7.

Extended Bibliography

SPM-1 metallo-β-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST277 in the UK.,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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