L-Phase Variant of Neisseria meningitidis (Albrecht and Ghon) Murray (ATCC® 17937)

Strain Designations: 79 R-L  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations 79 R-L
Production of L-Phase variant: Parent ---> L-Phase variant ---> revertant (2-5 passages) ---> L-Phase variant (11 passages)
Derived from existing strain
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 2
Antigenic Properties Serogroup B
Product Format freeze-dried
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Antigenic Properties Serogroup B
Unstable when grown in the absence of penicillin
Medium ATCC® Medium 262: Brain heart infusion with agar, yeast extract, sucrose, inactivated horse serum, and penicillin
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Atmosphere: 5% CO2 plus moisture
Name of Depositor RG Wittler
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--RG Wittler<<--R. Roberts
Derived from existing strain

Roberts RB, Wittler RG. The L form of Neisseria meningitidis. J. Gen. Microbiol. 44: 139-148, 1966. PubMed: 4960901

derived from a laboratory culture of Neisseria meningitidis 79 R (ATCC 23583)

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