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
Type Strain yes
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
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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