Desulfitobacterium hafniense Christiansen and Ahring 1996 emend. Niggemyer et al. 2001 (ATCC® 700357)

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

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Deposited As Desulfitobacterium frappieri Bouchard et al.
Strain Designations PCP-1
Degrades pentachlorophenol
Strain PCP-1 is the only known anaerobic bacterium able to dechlorinate chlorophenols in ortho, meta, and para positions.
Methanogenic consortium, Quebec, Canada
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 (type strain)
Medium ATCC® Medium 2062: Desulfitobacterium frappieri medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic
Name of Depositor R Beaudet
Methanogenic consortium, Quebec, Canada

Bouchard B, et al. Isolation and characterization of Desulfitobacterium frappieri sp. nov., an anaerobic bacterium which reductively dechlorinates pentachlorophenol to 3-chlorophenol. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 46: 1010-1015, 1996. PubMed: 8863430

Niggemyer A, et al. Isolation and characterization of a novel As(V)-reducing bacterium: implications for arsenic mobilization and the genus Desulfitobacterium. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67: 5568-5580, 2001. PubMed: 11722908

type strain

. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55: 1403, 2005. PubMed: 16014457

type strain

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