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Serratia marcescens

Serratia marcescens

Catalogue No.

NCTC 13920

Current Name

Serratia marcescens

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 24 hours, 30°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Carbapenem resistant strain encoding blaSME-4 non-metallo-B-lactamase. Additionally harbours another antibiotic resistance gene

Additional Info

Accession Date



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

Isolated From

Clinical isolate. Human, urine. Crawley Hospital, West Sussex, UK, September 2015


Accessioned into NCTC < ARMHAI, London, UK < Isolated



Positive control for the detection of blaSME

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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