Staphylococcus epidermidis, also known as Staph. albus, is a general-purpose, Gram-positive bacterium, producing white colonies. This is a beneficial bacteria typically found on human skin which has an important role in programming the immune system.
Ideal for practical investigations into antibiotic efficacy.
All Darwin's bacteria are derived from strains held by the British National Culture Collection (NCTC). These cultures are then sub-cultured before being applied to slopes and sold into schools and colleges across the UK. By sub-culturing we are able to supply quality bacteria at affordable prices. Our bacteria is a maximum of 4 passages away from the Culture Collection’s original. If you require fewer passages, or are purchasing for non-educational purposes, please purchase directly from the NCTC. For full strain information or to purchase directly please click here.
Culture is supplied on a nutrient agar slope in a glass screw top universal bottle. Store in a fridge (2-8°C). Culture around 25°C.
Please note: All bacteria are sold at customer's own risk. No responsibility will be taken for any accidents resulting from misuse. Cultures are non-returnable. For educational purposes only; not for human consumption.