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Alcanivorax borkumensis Yakimov et al. (ATCC® 700651)

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Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Produces glucose lipids
Degrades n-alkanes
Sea water sediment, Isle of Borkum, North Sea, 1991
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
Produces glucose lipids
Medium ATCC® Medium 2698: Marine Agar/Broth with/ 10g/L Pyruvate
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor Division of Microbiology, GBF National Research Center for Biotechnology; Braunschweig, Germany
Sea water sediment, Isle of Borkum, North Sea, 1991

Schneiker S, et al. Genome sequence of the ubiquitous hydrocarbon-degrading marine bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis. Nat. Biotechnol. 24(8): 997-1004, 2006. PubMed: 16878126

Yakimov MM, et al. Alcanivorax borkumensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a new, hydrocarbon-degrading and surfactant-producing marine bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 48: 339-348, 1998. PubMed: 9731272

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    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

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    Date Updated: 9/30/2019