Mycoplasma pneumoniae Somerson et al. (ATCC® 15531)

Strain Designations: FH strain of Eaton Agent [NCTC 10119]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

Strain Designations FH strain of Eaton Agent [NCTC 10119]
Application
Media testing
Respiratory research
Pharmaceutical and Personal Care
Isolation
Isolated by Hayflick from monkey kidney tissue-culture fluids of the FH strain (Eaton Agent Virus) supplied by C. Liu, who recovered this strain in embryonated eggs from a student with atypical pneumonia.
Type Strain yes
Biosafety Level 2
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
Genome Sequenced Strain

Mycoplasma pneumoniae FH, complete genome

Type Strain yes
Comments
First mycoplasma known to be the etiological agent of a human disease
Medium ATCC® Medium 2611: Spiroplasma medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Broth: Aerobic; Agar: 5% CO2 or candle jar
Name of Depositor L Hayflick
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- L Hayflick <-- C Liu
Isolation
Isolated by Hayflick from monkey kidney tissue-culture fluids of the FH strain (Eaton Agent Virus) supplied by C. Liu, who recovered this strain in embryonated eggs from a student with atypical pneumonia.
References

Edward DG, Freundt EA. Type strains of species of the order Mycoplasmatales, including designation of neotypes for Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides, Mycoplasma agalactiae subsp. agalactiae, and Mycoplasma arthritidis. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 23: 55-61, 1973.

Chanock RM, et al. Growth on artificial medium of an agent associated with atypical pneumonia and its identification as a PPLO. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 48: 41-49, 1962. PubMed: 13878126

Liu C. Studies on primary atypical pneumonia. I. Localization, isolation, and cultivation of a virus in chick embryos. J. Exp. Med. 106: 455-466, 1957. PubMed: 13475605

Liu C, et al. Studies on primary atypical pneumonia. II. Observations concerning the development and immunological characteristics of antibody in patients. J. Exp. Med. 109: 545-556, 1959. PubMed: 13654627

British Pharmacopoeia Commission Tests for microbial contamination. London, UK:British Pharmacopoeia Commission;British Pharmacopoeia Appendix XVI B, 2003

. The Mycoplasmatales and the L-phase of bacteria. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts; 1969.

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

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M29061 M. pneumoniae 16S ribosomal RNA small subunit.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF132740 Mycoplasma pneumoniae strain ATCC 15531 16S ribosomal RNA gene and 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer, complete sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP002077 Mycoplasma pneumoniae FH, complete genome