Clostridium scindens Morris et al. (ATCC® 35704)

Strain Designations: VPI 13733  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations VPI 13733
Application Produces 20 alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, 7 beta-dehydrogenase, 7 alpha-dehydroxylase, bile acid, and the steroid desmolase
Human feces, New York
Biosafety Level 1

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
Genome Sequenced Strain


Type Strain yes

This strain has been sequenced as a reference genome for the NIH Human Microbiome Project

Medium ATCC® Medium 2107: Modified Reinforced Clostridial
ATCC® Medium 260: Trypticase soy agar/broth with defibrinated sheep blood
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture, 80% N2-10% CO2-10% H2
Name of Depositor LV Holdeman
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- LV Holdeman <-- V.D. Bokkenheuser 19
Human feces, New York

Krafft AE, Hylemon PB. Purification and characterization of a novel form of 20alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase from Clostridium scindens. J. Bacteriol. 171: 2925-2932, 1989. PubMed: 2722736

Morris GN, et al. Clostridium scindens sp. nov., a human intestinal bacterium with desmolytic activity on corticoids. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 35: 478-481, 1985.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF262238 Clostridium scindens 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : ABFY02000000 Clostridium scindens ATCC 35704, whole genome shotgun sequencing project

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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