Streptococcus pneumoniae (Klein) Chester (ATCC® BAA-255)

Strain Designations: R6  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations R6
Respiratory research
Biosafety Level 2

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

Streptococcus pneumoniae R6, complete genome.

Type Strain no
Non-virulent strain
Genome sequenced strain
Name of Depositor J Hoskins
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- J Hoskins <-- A Tomasz

Avery OT, et al. Studies on the chemical nature of the substance inducing transformation of the pneumococcal types. J. Exp. Med. 79: 137-158, 1944.

Hoskins J, et al. Genome of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae strain R6. J. Bacteriol. 183: 5709-5717, 2001. PubMed: 11544234

Cortes PR, et al. Characterization of in vitro-generated and clinical optochin-resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from Argentina. J. Clin. Microbiol. 46: 1930-1934, 2008.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AE007317 Streptococcus pneumoniae R6, complete genome.

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • 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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