Institutional Collection: Antimicrobial Resistance Collection

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
USDAARC
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Project
Collection Description: 

The Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit maintains a unique collection of over 93,000 antimicrobial resistant strains of food safety pathogens and commensals.  Begun in 1996, the collection contains approximately 50,000 isolates of Salmonella, 15,000 of E. coli, 12,000 of Campylobacter, 15,000 of Enterococcus, and 1,000 of Listeria.  ARS food safety researchers use resources from this collection to develop strategies for reducing and controlling bacterial pathogens in food products.  The collection is also an integral component of the animal section of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, a multi-agency national program for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria in the United States.

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Living organisms
Biological: Living cell or tissue cultures
Preservation Type: 
(empty)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
(empty)
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/fbc5-5i23

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
USDA/ARS, Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit
Mailing Address 2: 
(empty)
Mailing Address 3: 
950 College Station Road
City/Town: 
Athens
State/Province: 
Georgia
Postal/Zip Code: 
30605
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 29 July 2016 - 11:16am EDT
  • Updated: 8 August 2016 - 5:20pm EDT
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