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Brochothrix thermosphacta (McLean and Sulzbacher) Sneath and Jones (ATCC® 11509)

Strain Designations: SW 26 [NCIB 10018]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Microbacterium thermosphactum McLean and Sulzbacher
Strain Designations SW 26 [NCIB 10018]
Produces restriction endonuclease MthI
Bacteriophage host
Animal-derived foodstuff; fresh pork sausage
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 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
Medium ATCC® Medium 44: Brain Heart Infusion Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor WL Sulzbacher
Animal-derived foodstuff; fresh pork sausage

McLean RA, Sulzbacher WL. Microbacterium thermosphactum, spec. nov; a nonheat resistant bacterium from fresh port sausage. J. Bacteriol. 65: 428-433, 1953. PubMed: 13069397

Sneath PH, Jones D. Brochothrix, a new genus tentatively placed in the family Lactobacillaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 26: 102-104, 1976.

Davidson CM, et al. Some morphological and physiological properties of Microbacterium thermosphactum. J. Appl. Bacteriol. 31: 551-559, 1968. PubMed: 5702042

Davidson CM, Hartree EF. Cytochrome as a guide to classifying bacteria: taxonomy of Microbacterium thermosphactum. Nature 220: 502-504, 1968. PubMed: 4301060

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

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

ISO/CD 11133:2009, Annex E. Test microorganisms for commonly used culture media (giving information on the culture medium, culture conditions, test microorganisms, culture collection number of test organisms and the expected reactions)

Corry, JEL, Curtis, GDW and Baird, RM (Eds) Handbook of Culture Media for Food and Water Microbiology. Royal Society of Chemistry, In preparation. ICFMH-WPCM.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : A52882 Sequence 73 from Patent WO9624686.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : A52883 Sequence 74 from Patent WO9624686.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : A52884 Sequence 75 from Patent WO9624686.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M58798 Brochothrix thermosphacta 16S ribosomal RNA.

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Basic Documentation
  1. 11509 isolation source
    This microorganism is isolated from pork sausage and it was deposited with ATCC by researchers at the USDA.  For more information, please refer to the publications listed here:
    Date Updated: 9/5/2018