Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (Reuter) Mattarelli et al. (ATCC® 15697)

Strain Designations: S12  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Bifidobacterium infantis Reuter
Strain Designations S12
Bacteriophage host
Intestine of infant
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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

Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC 15697, complete genome.

Type Strain yes
DNA homology relationships
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 2107: Modified Reinforced Clostridial Agar/Broth Medium (pre-reduced)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture, 80% N2- 10% CO2- 10% H2 or 100% N2
Name of Depositor G Reuter
Intestine of infant

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 30: 225-420, 1980.

Reuter G. Designation of type strains for Bifidobacterium species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 21: 273-275, 1971.

Scardovi V, et al. Deoxyribonucleic acid homology relationships among species of the genus Bifidobacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 21: 276-294, 1971.

Wang RF, et al. PCR detection and quantitiation of predominant anaerobic bacteria in human and animal fecal samples. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62: 1242-1247, 1996. PubMed: 8919784

Mattarelli P, et al. Proposal to reclassify the three biotypes of Bifidobacterium longum as three subspecies: Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum subsp. nov., Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis comb. nov. and Bifidobacterium longum subsp. suis comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58: 767-772, 2008. PubMed: 18398167

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U50269 Bifidobacterium infantis RecA gene, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X70974 B.infantis (CIP 6469) DNA sequence for 16S rRNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X89111 Bifidobacterium sp. 16S and 23S rRNA genes and ITS.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M84783 Bifidobacterium infantis (ATCC 15697) 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U09792 Bifidobacterium infantis ATCC 15697 16S-23S intergenic spacer, partial sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF261679 Bifidobacterium infantis strain ATCC 15697 L-lactate dehydrogenase gene, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP001095 Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC 15697, complete genome.

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These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • 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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