Spiroplasma mirum Tully et al. (ATCC® 29335)

Strain Designations: SMCA [CIP 103925]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Deposited As Spiroplasma sp.
Strain Designations SMCA [CIP 103925]
Tick-inoculated egg fluids
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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 yes
In rabbits
Group V
Medium ATCC® Medium 988: Spiroplasma medium SP-4
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Broth: Aerobic; Plates: 5% CO2 (candle jar)
Name of Depositor JG Tully
Tick-inoculated egg fluids

Witcomb RF, et al. Revised serological classification of spiroplasmas, new provisional groups and recommendations for serotyping of isolates. Curr. Microbiol. 7: 291-296, 1982.

Tully JG, et al. Spiroplasma mirum, a new species from the rabbit tick (Haemaphysalis leporispalustris). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 32: 92-100, 1982.

Kirchhoff H, et al. Pathogenicity of Spiroplasma sp. strain SMCA in rabbits: clinical, microbiological, and histological aspects. Infect. Immun. 33: 292-296, 1981. PubMed: 7263065

Tully JG, et al. Suckling mouse cataract agent is a helical wall-free prokaryote (spiroplasma) pathogenic for vertebrates. Nature 259: 117-120, 1976. PubMed: 1246348

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M24662 S.mirum 16S ribosomal RNA small subunit.

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