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Photorhabdus luminescens subsp. luminescens (Thomas and Poinar) Boemare et al. (ATCC® 29999)

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Strain Designations: Hb [DSM 3368, HB1, NCIB 12670]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Xenorhabdus luminescens Thomas and Poinar
Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Strain Designations Hb [DSM 3368, HB1, NCIB 12670]
Nematode, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, Australia
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 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor GM Thomas
Nematode, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, Australia

. Xenorhabdus gen. nov., a genus of entomopathogenic, nematophilic bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 29: 352-360, 1979.

Boemare NE, et al. DNA relatedness between Xenorhabdus spp. (Enterobacteriaceae), symbiotic bacteria of entomopathogenic nematodes, and a proposal to transfer Xenorhabdus luminescens to a new genus, Photorhabdus gen. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 43: 249-255, 1993.

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

Fischer-Le Saux M, et al. Polyphasic classification of the genus Photorhabdus and proposal of new taxa: P. luminescens subsp. luminescens subsp. nov., P. luminescens subsp. akhurstii subsp. nov., P. luminescens subsp. laumondii subsp. nov., P. temperata sp. nov., P. temperata subsp. temperata subsp. nov. and P. asymbiotica sp. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 1645-1656, 1999. PubMed: 10555346

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X82248 16S rRNA sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M90093 Photorhabdus luminescens fatty acid reductase (luxC), acyltransferase (luxD), luciferase (luxA), luciferase (luxB), and luxE (luxE) genes, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M57416 Photorhabdus luminescens LuxD (luxD) gene, partial cds; luciferase alpha subunit (luxA) and luciferase beta subunit (luxB) genes, complete cds; and LuxE (luxE) gene, partial cds.

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    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

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    Date Updated: 9/30/2019