Geobacter metallireducens Lovley et al. (ATCC® 53774)

Strain Designations: GS-15 [DSM 7210]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations GS-15 [DSM 7210]
Sediment, freshwater, Maryland, USA
Type Strain yes
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 frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain

Geobacter metallireducens GS-15, complete genome

Type Strain yes
Reduction of iron and accumulation of magnetite
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 1768: Geobacter metallireducens medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture, 80% N2-20% CO2
Name of Depositor U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Patent Number
Disclosure This material is cited in a US or other Patent and may not be used to infringe the claims. Depending on the wishes of the Depositor, ATCC may be required to inform the Patent Depositor of the party to which the material was furnished.
Special Collection ATCC
Sediment, freshwater, Maryland, USA

Lovley DR, et al. Anaerobic production of magnetite by a dissimilatory iron-reducing microorganism. Nature 330: 252-254, 1987.

Lovley DR, et al. Geobacter metallireducens gen. nov. sp. nov., a microorganism capable of coupling the complete oxidation of organic compounds to the reduction of iron and other metals. Arch. Microbiol. 159: 336-344, 1993. PubMed: 8387263

Lovley DR, Phillips EJ. Novel mode of microbial energy metabolism: Organic carbon oxidation coupled to dissimilatory reduction of iron or manganese. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 54: 1472-1480, 1988.

Validation list no. 54. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45: 619-620, 1995.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : GBCRGD Geobacter metallireducens 16S ribosomal RNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP000148 Geobacter metallireducens GS-15, complete genome

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