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Staphylococcus epidermidis

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14220

Current Name

Staphylococcus epidermidis

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

Other Typing Conditions


Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) Resistant to: Gentamicin, Oxacillin, Clindamycin, Erthromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Fusidic Acid, Rifampicin. Belongs to one of three globally distributed multidrug-resistant lineages of S. epidermidis described by Jean Y. H. Lee et al.

Additional Info

Accession Date



J. Y. H. Lee (Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Isolated From

Human, blood culture (Colonising isolate). Melbourne, Australia.


Accessioned into NCTC < J. Y. H. Lee < Isolated by B. P. Howden (Austin Health, Victoria, Australia)



Lee JYH et al. Global spread of three multidrug-resistant lineages of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Nat Microbiol. 2018 Oct;3(10):1175-1185.

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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