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
Type Strain yes
Biosafety Level 1
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
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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