Propionibacterium acnes (Gilchrist) Douglas and Gunter (ATCC® 6919)

Strain Designations: NCTC 737 [VPI 0389]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Corynebacterium acnes (Gilchrist) Eberson
Strain Designations NCTC 737 [VPI 0389]
Produces LL-diaminopimelic acid
Quality control
Facial acne
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® yes
Type Strain yes
cell wall and DNA analyses
Name of Depositor NCTC
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NCTC <-- A Hayden
Facial acne

Goodsell ME, et al. Two types of Propionibacterium avidum with different isomers of diaminopimelic acid. Curr. Microbiol. 22: 225-230, 1991.

Zierdt CH, et al. Study of the anaerobic Corynebacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 18: 33-47, 1968.

Douglas HC, Gunter SE. The taxonomic position of Corynebacterium acnes. J. Bacteriol. 52: 15-23, 1946.

Johnson JL, Cummins CS. Cell wall composition and deoxyribonucleic acid similarities among the anaerobic coryneforms, classical propionibacteria, and strains of Arachnia propionica. J. Bacteriol. 109: 1047-1066, 1972. PubMed: 5062339

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

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

Quality Control of Microbiological Transport Systems; Approved Standard. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M40-A.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U02904 Propionibacterium acnes ATCC 6919 16S rRNA gene, partial sequence.

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