Kocuria rhizophila Kovacs et al. (ATCC® 15957)

Strain Designations: FDA strain PCI 1001/E  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Sarcina lutea (Schroeter) Schroeter
Strain Designations FDA strain PCI 1001/E
Used for the detection of small amounts of penicillin in erythromycin
Derived from ATCC 9341 strain PCI 1001
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
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Antibiotic Resistance
Medium ATCC® Medium 180: Nutrient agar with 600 mcg/ml erythromycin
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Name of Depositor FDA
Special Collection NSF - Bacteriology
Chain of Custody
Derived from ATCC 9341 strain PCI 1001

US Food & Drug Administration. Tests and methods of assay of antibiotic and antibiotic-containing drugs Code of Federal Regulations Title 21: Part 436, 1987

Tang JS, Gillevet PM. Reclassification of ATCC 9341 from Micrococcus luteus to Kocuria rhizophila. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53: 995-997, 2003. PubMed: 12892116

Derived from ATCC 9341 at the FDA, using an erythromycin gradient plate method

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