Pythium insidiosum de Cock et al. (ATCC® 28251)

Strain Designations: N. 279/3 [CDC B-4298]  /  Product Format: frozen

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Strain Designations N. 279/3 [CDC B-4298]
Biomedical Research and Development Material
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
invasion of solid tissue
causal agent of swamp cancer
life cycle
Medium ATCC® Medium 353: Lactose peptone agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Name of Depositor PK Austwick
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--PK Austwick<<--J.W. Copland
foot lesion on horse, Equus caballus, Papua New Guinea

Austwick PK, Copland JW. Swamp cancer. Nature 250: 84, 1974. PubMed: 4276247

De Cock AW, et al. Pythium insidiosum sp. nov., the etiologic agent of pythiosis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 25: 344-349, 1987. PubMed: 3818928

Mendoza L, et al. Life cycle of the human and animal oomycete pathogen Pythium insidiosum [published erratum appears in J. Clin. Microbiol. 32: 276, 1994]. J. Clin. Microbiol. 31: 2967-2973, 1993. PubMed: 8263182

Ravishankar JP, et al. Mechanics of solid tissue invasion by the mammalian pathogen Pythium insidiosum. Fungal Genet. Biol. 34: 167-175, 2001. PubMed: 11728155

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