Magnetospirillum magneticum (ATCC® 700264)

Strain Designations: AMB-1  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Magnetospirillum sp.
Strain Designations AMB-1
Produces magnetite
Transformation host
Water pond, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain

Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1 DNA, complete genome

Type Strain no
Able to grow in free gaseous exchange with an air atmosphere
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 1653: Revised magnetic Spirillum growth medium (MSGM)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Microaerophilic
Name of Depositor T Matsunaga
Water pond, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan

Kawaguchi R, et al. Phylogeny and 16s rRNA sequence of Magnetospirillum sp. AMB-1, an aerobic magnetic bacterium. Nucleic Acids Res. 20: 1140, 1992. PubMed: 1549478

Nakamura C, et al. An iron-regulated gene, magA, encoding an iron transport protein of Magnetospirillum sp. strain AMB-1. J. Biol. Chem. 270: 28392-28396, 1995. PubMed: 7499342

Burgess JG, et al. Evolutionary relationships among Magnetospirillum strains inferred from phylogenetic analysis of 16S rDNA sequences. J. Bacteriol. 175: 6689-6694, 1993. PubMed: 7691800

Matsunaga T, et al. Gene transfer in magnetic bacteria: transposon mutagenesis and cloning of genomic DNA fragments required for magnetosome synthesis. J. Bacteriol. 174: 2748-2753, 1992. PubMed: 1314800

Matsunaga T, et al. Magnetite formation by a magnetic bacterium capable of growing aerobically. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 35: 651-655, 1991.

Matsunaga T, et al. Complete Genome Sequence of the Facultative Anaerobic Magnetotactic Bacterium Magnetospirillum sp. strain AMB-1. DNA Res. 12: 157-166, 2005. PubMed: 16303747

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D17514 16S rDNA

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D32253 cDNA for iron-regulated gene, magA

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AP007255 Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1 DNA, complete genome

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