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Atopobium vaginae Rodriguez Jovita et al. (ATCC® BAA-55)

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Strain Designations: CCUG 38953 [CIP 106431, DSM 15829]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations CCUG 38953 [CIP 106431, DSM 15829]
Vaginal flora from a healthy woman, Goteborg, Sweden, 1998
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


Type Strain yes
This strain has been sequenced as a reference genome for the NIH Human Microbiome Project.
Medium ATCC® Medium 18: Trypticase Soy Agar/Broth
ATCC® Medium 1377: Haemophilus ducreyi medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic
Name of Depositor CCUG
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- CCUG <-- I Mattsby
Vaginal flora from a healthy woman, Goteborg, Sweden, 1998

Rodriguez Jovita M, et al. Characterization of a novel Atopobium isolate from the human vagina: description of Atopobium vaginae sp. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 1573-1576, 1999. PubMed: 10555338

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : Y17195 16S rRNA sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : ACGK01000000 Atopobium vaginae DSM 15829, whole genome shotgun sequencing project

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  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019