Rhodobacter sphaeroides (van Niel) Imhoff et al. (ATCC® BAA-808)

Strain Designations: 2.4.1  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations 2.4.1
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
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Type Strain no
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic 
Name of Depositor S Kaplan, RC Mackenzie, CB van Niel
Special Collection NSF - Bacteriology
Chain of Custody
R C Mackenzie
S Kaplan
W R Sistrom
R Y Stanier
C B van Niel

Cohen-Bazire G, et al. Kinetic studies of pigment synthesis by non-sulfur purple bacteria. J. Cell. Comp. Physiol. 49: 25-68, 1956.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF547169 Rhodobacter sphaeroides Osp (osp) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP000143 Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1 chromosome 1, complete sequence.

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  • 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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