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Eggerthella lenta (Eggerth) Wade et al. (ATCC® 25559)

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Strain Designations: VPI 0255 [1899B, DSM 2243, JCM 9979, NCTC 11813]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Eubacterium lentum (Eggerth) Prevot
Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Strain Designations VPI 0255 [1899B, DSM 2243, JCM 9979, NCTC 11813]
Rectal tumor
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
Genome Sequenced Strain


Type Strain yes
Genome sequencing strain
Name of Depositor WE Moore
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- WE Moore <-- A Prevot 1899B
Rectal tumor

Kageyama A, et al. Phylogenetic evidence for the transfer of Eubacterium lentum to the genus Eggerthella as Eggerthella lenta gen. nov., comb. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 1725-1732, 1999. PubMed: 10555354

Moore WE, et al. Eubacterium lentum (Eggerth) Prevot 1938: Emendation of description and designation of the neotype strain. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 21: 299-303, 1971.

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

Sperry JF, Wilkins TD. Cytochrome spectrum of an obligate anaerobe, Eubacterium lentum. J. Bacteriol. 125: 905-909, 1976. PubMed: 176143

Wade WG, et al. The family Coriobacteriaceae: reclassification of Eubacterium exiguum (Poco et al. 1996) and Peptostreptococcus heliotrinreducens (Lanigan 1976) as Slackia exigua gen. nov., comb. nov. and Slackia heliotrinireducens gen. nov., comb. nov., and Eubacteriumlentum (Prevot 1938) as Eggerthella lenta gen. nov., comb. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 595-600, 1999. PubMed: 10319481

Wang RF, et al. PCR detection and quantitiation of predominant anaerobic bacteria in human and animal fecal samples. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62: 1242-1247, 1996. PubMed: 8919784

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AB011817 Eubacterium lentum gene for 16S rRNA, partial sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF292375 Eggerthella lenta 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : ABTT01000000 Eggerthella lenta DSM 2243, whole genome shotgun sequencing project.

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  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019