Cupriavidus metallidurans (Goris et al.) Vandamme and Coenye (ATCC® 43123)

Strain Designations: CH34 [CIP 107179, DSM 2839, LMG 1195]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Alcaligenes eutrophus Davis
Strain Designations CH34 [CIP 107179, DSM 2839, LMG 1195]
Produces zinc-binding protein
Resistant to cadmium, cobalt, mercury, nickel, and zinc
Sedimentation pond in a zinc factory
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

Ralstonia metallidurans CH34, complete genome.

Type Strain yes
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor M Mergeay
Sedimentation pond in a zinc factory

Goris J, et al. Classification of metal-resistant bacteria from industrial biotopes as Ralstonia campinensis sp. nov., Ralstonia metallidurans sp. nov. and Ralstonia basilensis Steinle et al.. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51: 1773-1782, 2001. PubMed: 11594608

Mergeay M, et al. Alcaligenes eutrophus CH 34 is a facultative chemolithotroph with plasmid-bound resistance to heavy metals. J. Bacteriol. 162: 328-334, 1985. PubMed: 3884593

Remacle J, Vercheval C. A zinc-binding protein in a metal-resistant strain, Alcaligenes eutrophus CH34. Can. J. Microbiol. 37: 875-877, 1991. PubMed: 1777862

Vaneechoutte M, et al. Wautersia gen. nov., a novel genus accommodating the phylogenetic lineage including Ralstonia eutropha and related species, and proposal of Ralstonia [Pseudomonas] syzygii (Roberts et al. 1990) comb. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54: 317-327, 2004. PubMed: 15023939

Vandamme P, Coenye T. Taxonomy of the genus Cupriavidus: a tale of lost and found. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54: 2285-2289, 2004. PubMed: 15545472

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X58441 Ralstonia sp. CH34 insertion sequence IS1086.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP000352 Ralstonia metallidurans CH34, complete genome.

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