Deinococcus radiodurans (ex Raj et al.) Brooks and Murray (ATCC® 13939)

Strain Designations: R1 (smooth) [CCUG 27074, CIP 104750, DSM 20539, HAMBI 1924, IFO 15346, LMG 4051, UWO 288, VKM B-1422]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Micrococcus radiodurans Raj et al.
Strain Designations R1 (smooth) [CCUG 27074, CIP 104750, DSM 20539, HAMBI 1924, IFO 15346, LMG 4051, UWO 288, VKM B-1422]
Application Produces restriction endonuclease MraI
Irradiated ground pork and beef
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
Cell wall morphology

Radiation-resistant; withstands 6 x 106 rep

Medium ATCC® Medium 86: Nutrient agar with 1% glucose
Growth Conditions Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor AW Anderson
Irradiated ground pork and beef

Brooks BW, Murray RG. Nomenclature for "Micrococcus radiodurans" and other radiation-resistant cocci: Deinococcaceae fam. nov. and Deinococcus gen. nov., including five species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 31: 353-360, 1981.

Food Technol. 10: 575, 1956.

Karrenberg FH, et al. Surface structure variants in Deinococcus radiodurans. Curr. Microbiol. 16: 15-20, 1987.

Mattimore V, Battista JR. Radioresistance of Deinococcus radiodurans: functions necessary to survive ionizing radiation are also necessary to survive prolonged desiccation. J. Bacteriol. 178: 633-637, 1996. PubMed: 8550493

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

Wani AA, et al. A sequence specific endonuclease from Micrococcus radiodurans. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 697: 178-184, 1982. PubMed: 6285977

White O, et al. Genome sequence of the radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans R1. Science 286: 1571-1577, 1999. PubMed: 10567266

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X52300 Deinococcus radiodurans 5S ribosomal RNA.

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Basic Documentation
  1. ATCC strains for agar art

    Biosafety level 1 strains that can be used in agar art include:

    Date Updated: 12/14/2017