Magnetospirillum magneticum (ATCC® 700264)

Strain Designations: AMB-1  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Magnetospirillum sp.
Strain Designations AMB-1
Produces magnetite
Transformation host
Water pond, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain

Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1 DNA, complete genome

Type Strain no
Able to grow in free gaseous exchange with an air atmosphere
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 1653: Revised magnetic Spirillum growth medium (MSGM)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Microaerophilic
Name of Depositor T Matsunaga
Water pond, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan

Kawaguchi R, et al. Phylogeny and 16s rRNA sequence of Magnetospirillum sp. AMB-1, an aerobic magnetic bacterium. Nucleic Acids Res. 20: 1140, 1992. PubMed: 1549478

Nakamura C, et al. An iron-regulated gene, magA, encoding an iron transport protein of Magnetospirillum sp. strain AMB-1. J. Biol. Chem. 270: 28392-28396, 1995. PubMed: 7499342

Burgess JG, et al. Evolutionary relationships among Magnetospirillum strains inferred from phylogenetic analysis of 16S rDNA sequences. J. Bacteriol. 175: 6689-6694, 1993. PubMed: 7691800

Matsunaga T, et al. Gene transfer in magnetic bacteria: transposon mutagenesis and cloning of genomic DNA fragments required for magnetosome synthesis. J. Bacteriol. 174: 2748-2753, 1992. PubMed: 1314800

Matsunaga T, et al. Magnetite formation by a magnetic bacterium capable of growing aerobically. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 35: 651-655, 1991.

Matsunaga T, et al. Complete Genome Sequence of the Facultative Anaerobic Magnetotactic Bacterium Magnetospirillum sp. strain AMB-1. DNA Res. 12: 157-166, 2005. PubMed: 16303747

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D17514 16S rDNA

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D32253 cDNA for iron-regulated gene, magA

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AP007255 Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1 DNA, complete genome

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