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Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14579

Current Name

Staphylococcus aureus

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Columbia blood agar, 37°C, O₂, 24 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Other Typing Conditions

MLST 1245; Clonal complex 130; spa type t6220

Strain Data

This strain is positive for the mecC gene / This strain was identified in a 6 hostpial, 2010 isolate prospective surviellance study of mecC positive MRSA of human provenance conducted in 2011-12, little over year after the gene was first discovered and described.

Additional Info

Accession Date



Prof. Mark A. Holmes (University of Cambridge, Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge, UK)

Isolated From

Human, toe. Taunton, UK. 20/04/2012.


Acessioned into the NCTC < Prof. M. A. Holmes < G. K. Paterson (University of Cambridge, Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge, UK) < Isolated by Musgrove Hospital (Taunton, Somerset, UK)



Paterson GK, Morgan FJ, Harrison EM, Cartwright EJ, T�r�k ME, Zadoks RN, Parkhill J, Peacock SJ, Holmes MA. Prevalence and characterization of human mecC methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in England. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Apr;69(4):907-10

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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