KSU-2 (ATCC® 87664)

Organism: Cryptosporidium serpentis Levine  /  Clone Type: Library  /  Depositors: SJ Upton, NV Khramtsov

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Designations KSU-2
Species Cryptosporidium serpentis Levine
Depositors SJ Upton, NV Khramtsov
Origin
sporozoites/oocysts
Applications
The snake was housed in a private collection in Manhattan, Kansas but originated from an undisclosed retailer in Florida.
Vector
Tissue: sporozoites/oocysts
DNA: genomic
Digest: Complete
Insert size range: 0.2 - 2 kb
Coverage: Clones for "complete" coverage: 17000.0
Media ATCC® Medium 1227: LB Medium (ATCC medium 1065) with 50 mcg/ml ampicillin
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.

Comments
DNA was isolated from oocysts of Cryptosporidium serpentis, KSU-2 isolate, obtained via 5 composite fecal samples, March - April 1996, from a captive albino corn snake, Elaphe guttata guttata.
The snake was housed in a private collection in Manhattan, Kansas but originated from an undisclosed retailer in Florida. The animal died of chronic cryptosporidiosis several days following the last fecal collection.
References

Nikolai V Khramtsov, personal communication

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