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Rhodobacter sphaeroides (van Niel) Imhoff et al. (ATCC® 17023)

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Strain Designations: ATH 2.4.1 [ATCC 11167, ATCC 14690, NCIB 8253, NCIB 8287]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Rhodopseudomonas spheroides van Niel
Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Strain Designations ATH 2.4.1 [ATCC 11167, ATCC 14690, NCIB 8253, NCIB 8287]
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 2°C to 8°C
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes
Medium ATCC® Medium 550: R 8 A H medium
ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobically in the dark or anaerobically under a tungsten lamp
Name of Depositor CB van Niel
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- CB van Niel <-- ATH 2.4.1

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Biochim. Biophys. Acta 36: 35, 1959.

Lascelles J. Adaptation to form bacteriochlorophyll in Rhodopseudomonas spheroides: changes in activity of enzymes concerned in pyrrole synthesis. Biochem. J. 72: 508-518, 1959. PubMed: 14414331

Biochem. J. 80: 540, 1961.

Biochim. Biophys. Acta 37: 503, 1960.

Pfennig N, Truper HG. Type and neotype strains of the species of phototrophic bacteria maintained in pure culture. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 21: 19-24, 1971.

Szymona M, Doudoroff M. Carbohydrate metabolism in Rhodopseudomonas sphreoides. J. Gen. Microbiol. 22: 167-183, 1960. PubMed: 13836488

Lascelles J. The synthesis of enzymes concerned in bacteriochlorophyll formation in growing cultures of Rhodopseudomonas spheroides. J. Gen. Microbiol. 23: 487-498, 1960. PubMed: 13759252

Griffiths M. Further mutational changes in the photosynthetic pigment system of Rhodopseudomonas spheroides. J. Gen. Microbiol. 27: 427-435, 1962. PubMed: 13901878

Imhoff JF, et al. Rearrangement of the species and genera of the phototrophic "Purple nonsulfur bacteria". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 34: 340-343, 1984.

Pike L, Sojka GA. Glycerol dissimilation in Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. J. Bacteriol. 124: 1101-1105, 1975. PubMed: 1081535

Biochem. J. 84: 238 and 317, 1962.

. . Biochim. Biophys. Acta 62: 534 and 600-606, 1962.

Tosques IE, et al. Characterization and regulation of the gene encoding nitrite reductase in Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.3. J. Bacteriol. 179: 1090-1095, 1997. PubMed: 9023188

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

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M55498 Rhodobacter sphaeroides (ATCC 17023) 16S ribosomal RNA (partial).

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