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Bacteria Collection: Staphylococcus epidermidis

NCTC Number: NCTC 14219
Current Name: Staphylococcus epidermidis
Original Strain Reference: BPH0662
Type Strain: No
Family: Staphylococcaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: Nutrient agar, 37C, O2, 24 hours
Isolated From: Human, cerebrospinal fluid/central nervous system. Melbourne, Australia. 13.10.2012.
Miscellaneous Sequence Data: GenBank assembly accession: GCA_900086615, Bio Sample: SAMEA3982825
Bibliography: Lee JYH et al. Global spread of three multidrug-resistant lineages of S. epidermidis. Nat Microbiol. 2018 Oct;3(10):1175-1185.

Lee JYH et al. Microb Genom. 2016 Sep 20;2(9)

Lee JYH et al. Mining the Methylome Reveals Extensive Diversity in S. epidermidis Restriction Modification. mBio. 2019;10(6):e02451-19.
Data: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE)
Resistant to: Gentamicin, Oxacillin, Teicoplanin, 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.
Other Typing Information: MLST 2
Accession Date: 30.10.2019
History: Accessioned into NCTC < Isolated by J. Y. H. Lee
Authority: (Winslow and Winslow 1908) Evans 1916
Depositor: J. Y. H. Lee (Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, University of Melbourne, Australia)
Biosafety Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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