Pythium insidiosum de Cock et al. (ATCC® 28251)

Strain Designations: N. 279/3 [CDC B-4298]  /  Product Format: frozen

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Strain Designations N. 279/3 [CDC B-4298]
Biomedical Research and Development Material
Biosafety Level 2

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
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
invasion of solid tissue
causal agent of swamp cancer
life cycle
Medium ATCC® Medium 353: Lactose peptone agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Name of Depositor PK Austwick
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--PK Austwick<<--J.W. Copland
foot lesion on horse, Equus caballus, Papua New Guinea

Austwick PK, Copland JW. Swamp cancer. Nature 250: 84, 1974. PubMed: 4276247

De Cock AW, et al. Pythium insidiosum sp. nov., the etiologic agent of pythiosis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 25: 344-349, 1987. PubMed: 3818928

Mendoza L, et al. Life cycle of the human and animal oomycete pathogen Pythium insidiosum [published erratum appears in J. Clin. Microbiol. 32: 276, 1994]. J. Clin. Microbiol. 31: 2967-2973, 1993. PubMed: 8263182

Ravishankar JP, et al. Mechanics of solid tissue invasion by the mammalian pathogen Pythium insidiosum. Fungal Genet. Biol. 34: 167-175, 2001. PubMed: 11728155

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  • USDA APHIS VS 16-6 or 16-6A permit must be obtained and a copy of the permit must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment. The Application Form VS 16-3 (Import controlled material import or transport organisms or vectors) must be submitted to USDA APHIS Veterinary Services to obtain the VS 16-6 or 16-6A permit.
  • 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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