Zymomonas mobilis (Lindner) Kluyver and van Niel (ATCC® 31821)

Strain Designations: ZM4  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations ZM4
Produces ethyl alcohol ethanol
Production of ethanol from molasses
Fermenting cane juice
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

Zymomonas mobilis subsp. mobilis ZM4, complete genome

Type Strain no
Alkaline phosphatase
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 1341: RM medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor PL Rogers
U.S. Patent Number
Disclosure This material is cited in a US or other Patent and may not be used to infringe the claims. Depending on the wishes of the Depositor, ATCC may be required to inform the Patent Depositor of the party to which the material was furnished.
Special Collection ATCC
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- PL Rogers <-- O Goncalves de Lima
Fermenting cane juice

Rhee SK, et al. Ethanol production from desalted molasses using Saccharomyces uvarum and Zymomonas mobilis. J. Ferment. Technol. 62: 297-300, 1984.

Rogers PL, Tribe E. Ethanol production. US Patent 4,403,034 dated Sep 6 1983

Tribe DE, Rogers PL. Ethanol production in a continuous process with cell recycle. US Patent 4,443,544 dated Apr 17 1984

Moreau RA, et al. The effect of ethanol and oxygen on the growth of Zymomonas mobilis and the levels of hopanoids and other membrane lipids. Curr. Microbiol. 35: 124-128, 1997. PubMed: 9216888

Michel GP, Baratti JC. Phosphate-irrepressible alkaline phosphatase of Zymomonas mobilis. J. Gen. Microbiol. 135: 453-460, 1989.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X80766 Z.mobilis shc gene, orf1 and orf2.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X73561 Z.mobilis gene for squalene-hopene-cyclase.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AE008692 Zymomonas mobilis subsp. mobilis ZM4, complete genome

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ001401 Zymomonas mobilis hpnA, hpnB, hpnC, hpnD, hpnE, shc genes and orf2.

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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