Geobacter sulfurreducens Caccavo et al. (ATCC® 51573)

Strain Designations: PCA  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations PCA
Surface sediments, Norman, OK
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 frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain

Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA, complete genome.

Images ATCC 51573 Micrograph of Cells at 1000X
Type Strain yes
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 1957: Geobacter medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C to 30°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture, 80% N2-10% CO2-10% H2 or 80% N2-20% CO2
Name of Depositor F Caccavo
Special Collection ATCC
Surface sediments, Norman, OK

Validation list no. 54. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45: 619-620, 1995.

Caccavo F Jr., et al. Geobacter sulfurreducens sp. nov., a hydrogen- and acetate-oxidizing dissimilatory metal-reducing microorganism. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 60: 3752-3759, 1994. PubMed: 7527204

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AE017180 Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA, complete genome.

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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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  1. ATCC item no. 51573 medium supplements
    Both can be obtained from several companies.  We get both our sodium fumarate and Coenzyme M from Sigma,  (Catalog #s. F1506 and. 63705, respectively).
    Date Updated: 12/5/2013