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Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14139

Current Name

Staphylococcus aureus

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 37°C, O₂, 24 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Antimicrobial Resistance Mechanism

Putatively penicillin resistant.

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Isolated from healthy nasal flora. Strain included in an original artwork by bio-artist Anna Dumitriu, and accessioned as it is of artistic importance.

Additional Info

Accession Date



K. Cole (Microbiology, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK) & A. Dumitriu (Bio-artist)

Isolated From

Nasal swab, healthy human woman. Brighton, UK. 14.11.2012.


Accessioned into NCTC < Isolated by K. Cole & A. Dumitriu

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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