Bacteroides fragilis (Veillon and Zuber) Castellani and Chalmers (ATCC® 23745)

Strain Designations: [ICPB 3498, NCTC l0581]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Deposited As "Sphaerophorus intermedius" Berg and Hovig
Strain Designations [ICPB 3498, NCTC l0581]
Media testing
Quality control strain
Quality control strain for API products
Pleural fluid
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 2
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 no
Referred to as the type strain of Sphaerophorus intermedius
Medium ATCC® Medium 1490: Modified chopped meat medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture; 80% N2-10% CO2-10% H2
Name of Depositor B Hovig
Pleural fluid

Bergan T, Hovig B. A new species, Sphaerophorus intermedius, isolated from empyema. Acta Pathol. Microbiol. Scand. 74: 421-430, 1968. PubMed: 4889145

Zentralbl. Bakteriol., I Abt., Orig. 211: 107-116, 1969.

API Rapid ID 32 A. bioMerieux.

Medical microbiology--Culture media -- Part 4: Transport systems for specimens containing bacteria. Berlin, Germany:Deutsches Institut fur Normung;DIN DIN 58942-4: 2003, 2003

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  • 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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