Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (Reuter) Mattarelli et al. (ATCC® 15697)

Strain Designations: S12  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Bifidobacterium infantis Reuter
Strain Designations S12
Bacteriophage host
Intestine of infant
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
Genome Sequenced Strain

Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC 15697, complete genome.

Type Strain yes
DNA homology relationships
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 2107: Modified Reinforced Clostridial Agar/Broth Medium (pre-reduced)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture, 80% N2- 10% CO2- 10% H2 or 100% N2
Name of Depositor G Reuter
Intestine of infant

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

Reuter G. Designation of type strains for Bifidobacterium species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 21: 273-275, 1971.

Scardovi V, et al. Deoxyribonucleic acid homology relationships among species of the genus Bifidobacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 21: 276-294, 1971.

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

Mattarelli P, et al. Proposal to reclassify the three biotypes of Bifidobacterium longum as three subspecies: Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum subsp. nov., Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis comb. nov. and Bifidobacterium longum subsp. suis comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58: 767-772, 2008. PubMed: 18398167

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U50269 Bifidobacterium infantis RecA gene, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X70974 B.infantis (CIP 6469) DNA sequence for 16S rRNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X89111 Bifidobacterium sp. 16S and 23S rRNA genes and ITS.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M84783 Bifidobacterium infantis (ATCC 15697) 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U09792 Bifidobacterium infantis ATCC 15697 16S-23S intergenic spacer, partial sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF261679 Bifidobacterium infantis strain ATCC 15697 L-lactate dehydrogenase gene, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP001095 Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC 15697, complete genome.

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