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Paracoccus denitrificans (Beijerinck and Minkman) Davis emend. Rainey et al. (ATCC® 13543)

Strain Designations: (NRC) 449 [CCM 982, E-IV 3.1.1 (L450), NRRL B-3784]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Micrococcus denitrificans Beijerinck
Strain Designations (NRC) 449 [CCM 982, E-IV 3.1.1 (L450), NRRL B-3784]
Produces blue copper protein amicyanin
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
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Atcc strains 19367, 13543, and 17741 may represent the same original isolate
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26.0°C
Name of Depositor MT Clement
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--MT Clement<<--A. Kluyver E-IV 3.1.1 (L450)

Husain M, Davidson VL. An inducible periplasmic blue copper protein from Paracoccus denitrificans. Purification, properties, and physiological role. J. Biol. Chem. 260: 14626-14629, 1985. PubMed: 2997215

Sharma KD, et al. Resonance Raman spectroscopy of amicyanin, a blue copper protein from Paracoccus denitrificans. J. Biol. Chem. 263: 3303-3306, 1988. PubMed: 2830281

Davis DH, et al. Proposal to reject the genus Hydrogenomonas: taxonomic implications. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 19: 375-390, 1969.

Rainey FA, et al. A re-evaluation of the taxonomy of Paracoccus denitrificans and a proposal for the combination Paracoccus pantotrophus comb. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 645-651, 1999. PubMed: 10319488

Davis DH, et al. Taxonomic studies on some gram negative polarly flagellated "hydrogen bacteria" and related species. Arch. Mikrobiol. 70: 1-13, 1970. PubMed: 4987616

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M17522 P.denitrificans bc1 operon genes encoding three subunits (FeS, b and c1) of the cytochrome bc1 complex, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U31902 Paracoccus denitrificans succinate dehydrogenase b-type cytochrome subunit (sdhC), succinate dehydrogenase hydrophobic membrane anchor (sdhD), succinate dehydrogenase flavoprotein subunit (sdhA), and succinate dehydrogenase iron-sulfur protein sub

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