Caldicellulosiruptor obsidiansis (ATCC® BAA-2073)

Strain Designations: OB47  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations OB47
Obsidian Pool, Yellowstone National Park, USA
By J Elkins, 2008
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 yes
This culture will also grow in commercially available medium such as peptone yeast extract glucose (PYG) medium.
Medium ATCC® Medium 1698: Clostridium aldrichii medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 70-78°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic; 100% N2 or 80% N2-20% CO2
Name of Depositor J Elkins
Special Collection National Park Service Special Collection (NPS)
Obsidian Pool, Yellowstone National Park, USA
By J Elkins, 2008
Geographical Isolation Yellowstone National Park
Year of Origin 2008

Hamilton-Brehm SD, et al. Caldicellulosiruptor obsidiansis sp. nov., an anaerobic, extremely thermophilic, cellulolytic bacterium isolated from Obsidian Pool, Yellowstone National Park. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(4): 1014-1020, 2010. PubMed: 20023107

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : GQ338764 Caldicellulosiruptor sp. OB47 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

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  • This material is distributed for scientific and educational research purposes only and is part of the National Park Service Special Collection. A signed National Park Service MTA is both required prior to shipment to customers proposing a non-commercial use. A separate agreement is required from the National Park Service for customers proposing a commercial use.
  • 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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