Alcanivorax borkumensis Yakimov et al. (ATCC® 700651)

Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Produces glucose lipids
Degrades n-alkanes
Sea water sediment, Isle of Borkum, North Sea, 1991
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
Produces glucose lipids
Medium ATCC® Medium 2698: Marine Agar/Broth with/ 10g/L Pyruvate
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor Division of Microbiology, GBF National Research Center for Biotechnology; Braunschweig, Germany
Sea water sediment, Isle of Borkum, North Sea, 1991

Schneiker S, et al. Genome sequence of the ubiquitous hydrocarbon-degrading marine bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis. Nat. Biotechnol. 24(8): 997-1004, 2006. PubMed: 16878126

Yakimov MM, et al. Alcanivorax borkumensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new, hydrocarbon-degrading and surfactant-producing marine bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 48: 339-348, 1998. PubMed: 9731272

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