Neospora caninum Dubey et al. (ATCC® PRA-138)

Strain Designations: NC-Bahia  /  Depositor: LF Gondim, MM McAllister  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations NC-Bahia
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
clinical specimen - animal
Salvador Brazil
Isolation date: October, 1999
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Type Strain no
Medium RPMI 1640 medium with 2 mM L-glutamine adjusted to contain 1.5 g/L sodium bicarbonate, 4.5 g/L glucose, 10 mM HEPES, and 1.0 mM sodium pyruvate, 95%; horse serum, 5%
Growth Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 37.0°C
Duration: The organism is propagated in Vero cells.
Protocol:
  1. Scrape the Vero cells into the culture medium when holes develop in the monolayer (tachyzoite clusters are observed in the cells and 7 micrometer long banana-shaped tachyzoites are free in the medium).
  2. Transfer approximately 0.5 ml of the harvested medium (or approximately 500,000 tachyzoites) to another T25 flask containing a fresh monolayer of vero cells.
  3. Incubate at 37C.
Interval: approximately 1 week
Subcultivation
Protocol:
  1. Scrape the Vero cells into the culture medium when holes develop in the monolayer (tachyzoite clusters are observed in the cells and 7 micrometer long banana-shaped tachyzoites are free in the medium).
  2. Transfer approximately 0.5 ml of the harvested medium (or approximately 500,000 tachyzoites) to another T25 flask containing a fresh monolayer of vero cells.
  3. Incubate at 37C.
Interval: approximately 1 week
Cryopreservation
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Name of Depositor LF Gondim, MM McAllister
Special Collection NSF - Protistology
Year of Origin October, 1999
References

Barber JS, et al. Characterization of the first European isolate of Neospora caninum (Dubey, Carpenter, Speer, Topper and Uggla). Parasitology 111: 563-568, 1995. PubMed: 8559588

Gondim LF, et al. Isolation of Neospora caninum from the brain of a naturally infected dog, and production of encysted bradyzoites in gerbils. Vet. Parasitol. 101: 1-7, 2001. PubMed: 11587828

Gondim LF, et al. Variation of the internal transcribed spacer 1 sequence within individual strains and among different strains of Neospora caninum. J. Parasitol. 90: 119-122, 2004. PubMed: 15040677

dog (Canis familiaris)

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AY259042 Neospora caninum strain NC-Bahia internal transcribed spacer 1, complete sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AY259043 Neospora caninum strain NC-Bahia internal transcribed spacer 1, complete sequence

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