Kocuria rhizophila Kovacs et al. (ATCC® 15957)

Strain Designations: FDA strain PCI 1001/E  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Sarcina lutea (Schroeter) Schroeter
Strain Designations FDA strain PCI 1001/E
Used for the detection of small amounts of penicillin in erythromycin
Derived from ATCC 9341 strain PCI 1001
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format freeze-dried
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Antibiotic Resistance
Medium ATCC® Medium 180: Nutrient agar with 600 mcg/ml erythromycin
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Name of Depositor FDA
Special Collection NSF - Bacteriology
Chain of Custody
Derived from ATCC 9341 strain PCI 1001

US Food & Drug Administration. Tests and methods of assay of antibiotic and antibiotic-containing drugs Code of Federal Regulations Title 21: Part 436, 1987

Tang JS, Gillevet PM. Reclassification of ATCC 9341 from Micrococcus luteus to Kocuria rhizophila. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53: 995-997, 2003. PubMed: 12892116

Derived from ATCC 9341 at the FDA, using an erythromycin gradient plate method

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