Rhodobacter sphaeroides (van Niel) Imhoff et al. (ATCC® BAA-808)

Strain Designations: 2.4.1  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations 2.4.1
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Type Strain no
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 112: Van Niel's yeast agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C to 30°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic under a tungsten lamp; aerobically on agar in the dark.
Name of Depositor S Kaplan, RC Mackenzie, CB van Niel
Special Collection NSF - Bacteriology
Chain of Custody
R C Mackenzie
S Kaplan
W R Sistrom
R Y Stanier
C B van Niel

Cohen-Bazire G, et al. Kinetic studies of pigment synthesis by non-sulfur purple bacteria. J. Cell. Comp. Physiol. 49: 25-68, 1956.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF547169 Rhodobacter sphaeroides Osp (osp) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP000143 Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1 chromosome 1, complete sequence.

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