Amycolatopsis orientalis (Pittenger and Brigham) Lechevalier et al. (ATCC® 19795)

Strain Designations: ISP 5040 [CBS 547.68, IFO 12806, IMET 7653, M-43-05865, NRRL 2450, RIA 1074]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Streptomyces orientalis Pittenger and Brigham
Strain Designations ISP 5040 [CBS 547.68, IFO 12806, IMET 7653, M-43-05865, NRRL 2450, RIA 1074]
Produces chitinase
Produces hexosaminidase A (alpha polypeptide) Hexose aminidase A (alpha polypeptide), beta-N-acetylhexosaminidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase
Produces vancomycin
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
Type Strain yes
Medium ATCC® Medium 1877: ISP Medium 1
ATCC® Medium 196: Yeast malt extract agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor EB Shirling
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- EB Shirling <-- R Pittenger M-43-05865

McCormick MH, McGuire JM. Vancomycin and method for its preparation. US Patent 3,067,099 dated Dec 4 1962

Pridham TG. New names and new combinations in the order Actinomycetales Buchanan 1917. U.S. Dep. Agric. Tech. Bull. 1424: 1-55, 1970.

Lechevalier MP, et al. Two new genera of nocardioform Actinomycetes: Amycolata gen. nov. and Amycolatopsis gen. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 36: 29-37, 1986.

Shirling EB, Gottlieb D. Cooperative description of type cultures of Streptomyces. II. Species descriptions from first study. Int J Syst Bacteriol 18: 69-189, 1968.

Usui T, et al. Transglycosylation reaction of a chitinase purified from Nocardia orientalis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 923: 302-309, 1987. PubMed: 3814620

Sakai K, et al. Immobilization of chitinolytic enzymes and continuous production ofN-Acetylglucosamine with the immobilized enzymes. J. Ferment. Bioeng. 72: 168-172, 1991.

Agric. Biol. Chem. 54: 899-906, 1990.

Agric. Biol. Chem. 53: 2189-2195, 1989.

Pittenger RC, Brigham RB. Streptomyces orientalis, n. sp., the source of vancomycin. Antibiot. Chemother. 6: 642-647, 1956.

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