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Streptococcus downei Whiley et al. (ATCC® 33748)

Strain Designations: MFe 28 [CNCTC 14/89, NCTC 11391]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Streptococcus mutans Clarke
Strain Designations MFe 28 [CNCTC 14/89, NCTC 11391]
Monkey dental plaque, Macaca fascicularis
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.

Antigenic Properties Serotype h
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions 2°C to 8°C
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes
Antigenic Properties Serotype h
Medium ATCC® Medium 44: Brain Heart Infusion Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: 5% CO2
Name of Depositor D Beighton
Monkey dental plaque, Macaca fascicularis

Whiley RA, et al. Streptococcus downei sp. nov. for strains previously described as Streptococcus mutans serotype h. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 38: 25-29, 1988.

Beighton D, et al. The isolation of characterization of Streptococcus mutans serotype h from dental plaque of monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). J. Gen. Microbiol. 124: 271-279, 1981. PubMed: 6460088

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : Z95899 Streptococcus downei sodA gene.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF276262 Streptococcus downei elongation factor Tu (tuf) gene, partial cds.

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