Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum (Maratea and Blakemore) Schleifer et al. (ATCC® 31632)

Strain Designations: MS-1  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum Maratea and Blakemore
Strain Designations MS-1
Produces iron reductase
Water in Cedar Swamp, Massachusetts
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
Type Strain yes
Accumulation of magnetite
Medium ATCC® Medium 1653: Revised magnetic Spirillum growth medium (MSGM)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Microaerophilic
Name of Depositor RP Blakemore
U.S. Patent Number
Disclosure This material is cited in a US or other Patent and may not be used to infringe the claims. Depending on the wishes of the Depositor, ATCC may be required to inform the Patent Depositor of the party to which the material was furnished.
Water in Cedar Swamp, Massachusetts

Balkwill DL, et al. Ultrastructure of a magnetotactic spirillum. J. Bacteriol. 141: 1399-1408, 1980. PubMed: 6245069

Blakemore RP, et al. Isolation and pure culture of a freshwater magnetic spirillum in chemically defined medium. J. Bacteriol. 140: 720-729, 1979. PubMed: 500569

Blakemore RP. Magnetic bacteria and products derived therefrom. US Patent 4,385,119 dated May 24 1983

Deed RW, et al. Validation list no. 40. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 42: 191-192, 1992. PubMed: 1736967

Maratea D, Blakemore RP. Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum sp. nov., a nagnetic spirillum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 31: 452-455, 1981.

O'Brien W, et al. Spectral analysis of cytochromes in Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum. Curr. Microbiol. 15: 121-127, 1987.

Paoletti LC, Blakemore RP. Iron reduction by Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum. Curr. Microbiol. 17: 339-342, 1988.

Schleifer KH, et al. The genus Magnetospirillum gen. nov. description of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense sp. nov. and transfer of Aquaspirillum magnetotacticum to Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum comb. nov.. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 14: 379-385, 1991.

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