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Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14245

Current Name

Staphylococcus aureus

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 37°C, O₂, 24 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Toxin Status

Positive for Panton-Valentine leukocidin (luk-PV / PVL). Negative for Staphylococcal enterotoxins A-J, toxic shock syndrome toxin, and staphylococcal exfoliative toxins A, B & D.

Other Typing Conditions

MLST: ST8; spa type t211

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Positive for mecA gene. Negative for mecC, mupA and MupB. Identifes as belonging to the USA300 clone of community-aquired MRSA. Resistant to: Oxacillin, Penicillin, Erythromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Moxifloxacin

Additional Info

Accession Date



Prof. A. Kearns (Public Health England, Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Division, Colindale, London, UK)

Isolated From

Human, bronco-alveolar lavage, community-acquired pneumonia. London, UK. November 2017.


Accessioned into NCTC < Prof. A. Kearns < Isolate referred directly from primary diagnostic microbiology laboratory (London, UK)

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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