Propionibacterium acnes (Gilchrist) Douglas and Gunter (ATCC® 6919)

Strain Designations: NCTC 737 [VPI 0389]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Corynebacterium acnes (Gilchrist) Eberson
Strain Designations NCTC 737 [VPI 0389]
Produces LL-diaminopimelic acid
Quality control
Facial acne
Type Strain yes
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® yes
Type Strain yes
cell wall and DNA analyses
Name of Depositor NCTC
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NCTC <-- A Hayden
Facial acne

Goodsell ME, et al. Two types of Propionibacterium avidum with different isomers of diaminopimelic acid. Curr. Microbiol. 22: 225-230, 1991.

Zierdt CH, et al. Study of the anaerobic Corynebacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 18: 33-47, 1968.

Douglas HC, Gunter SE. The taxonomic position of Corynebacterium acnes. J. Bacteriol. 52: 15-23, 1946.

Johnson JL, Cummins CS. Cell wall composition and deoxyribonucleic acid similarities among the anaerobic coryneforms, classical propionibacteria, and strains of Arachnia propionica. J. Bacteriol. 109: 1047-1066, 1972. PubMed: 5062339

Wang RF, et al. PCR detection and quantitiation of predominant anaerobic bacteria in human and animal fecal samples. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62: 1242-1247, 1996. PubMed: 8919784

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 30: 225-420, 1980.

Quality Control of Microbiological Transport Systems; Approved Standard. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M40-A.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U02904 Propionibacterium acnes ATCC 6919 16S rRNA gene, partial sequence.

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • 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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