Streptococcus pneumoniae (Klein) Chester (ATCC® 700675)

Strain Designations: S. Africa 6B-8 [50803]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

Strain Designations S. Africa 6B-8 [50803]
Respiratory research
Human blood culture, South Africa, 1990
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 2
Antigenic Properties Serotype 6B
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Antigenic Properties Serotype 6B
Antibiotic Resistance
Resistant to penicillin
Representative strain of the Pneumococcal Molecular Epidemiology Network (PMEN)
Name of Depositor LK McDougal
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- LK McDougal <-- K. Klugman
Human blood culture, South Africa, 1990
Year of Origin 1990

Smith AM, Klugman KP. Three predominant clones identified within penicillin-resistant South African isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Microb. Drug Resist. 3: 385-389, 1997. PubMed: 9442492

McGee L, et al. Nomenclature of major antimicrobial-resistant clones of Streptococcus pneumoniae defined by the pneumococcal molecular epidemiology network. J. Clin. Microbiol. 39: 2565-2571, 2001. PubMed: 11427569