Deinococcus radiodurans (ex Raj et al.) Brooks and Murray (ATCC® 13939)

Strain Designations: R1 (smooth) [CCUG 27074, CIP 104750, DSM 20539, HAMBI 1924, IFO 15346, LMG 4051, UWO 288, VKM B-1422]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Micrococcus radiodurans Raj et al.
Strain Designations R1 (smooth) [CCUG 27074, CIP 104750, DSM 20539, HAMBI 1924, IFO 15346, LMG 4051, UWO 288, VKM B-1422]
Application Produces restriction endonuclease MraI
Irradiated ground pork and beef
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
Cell wall morphology

Radiation-resistant; withstands 6 x 106 rep

Medium ATCC® Medium 86: Nutrient agar with 1% glucose
Growth Conditions Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor AW Anderson
Irradiated ground pork and beef

Brooks BW, Murray RG. Nomenclature for "Micrococcus radiodurans" and other radiation-resistant cocci: Deinococcaceae fam. nov. and Deinococcus gen. nov., including five species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 31: 353-360, 1981.

Food Technol. 10: 575, 1956.

Karrenberg FH, et al. Surface structure variants in Deinococcus radiodurans. Curr. Microbiol. 16: 15-20, 1987.

Mattimore V, Battista JR. Radioresistance of Deinococcus radiodurans: functions necessary to survive ionizing radiation are also necessary to survive prolonged desiccation. J. Bacteriol. 178: 633-637, 1996. PubMed: 8550493

Roberts RJ. Restriction and modification enzymes and their recognition sequences. Nucleic Acids Res. 13: r165-r200, 1985. PubMed: 2987885

Wani AA, et al. A sequence specific endonuclease from Micrococcus radiodurans. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 697: 178-184, 1982. PubMed: 6285977

White O, et al. Genome sequence of the radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans R1. Science 286: 1571-1577, 1999. PubMed: 10567266

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X52300 Deinococcus radiodurans 5S ribosomal RNA.

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