L-Phase Variant of Neisseria meningitidis (Albrecht and Ghon) Murray (ATCC® 17937)

Strain Designations: 79 R-L  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations 79 R-L
Production of L-Phase variant: Parent ---> L-Phase variant ---> revertant (2-5 passages) ---> L-Phase variant (11 passages)
Derived from existing strain
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.

Antigenic Properties Serogroup B
Product Format freeze-dried
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Antigenic Properties Serogroup B
Unstable when grown in the absence of penicillin
Medium ATCC® Medium 262: Brain heart infusion with agar, yeast extract, sucrose, inactivated horse serum, and penicillin
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Atmosphere: 5% CO2 plus moisture
Name of Depositor RG Wittler
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--RG Wittler<<--R. Roberts
Derived from existing strain

Roberts RB, Wittler RG. The L form of Neisseria meningitidis. J. Gen. Microbiol. 44: 139-148, 1966. PubMed: 4960901

derived from a laboratory culture of Neisseria meningitidis 79 R (ATCC 23583)

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