Francisella persica (ATCC® VR-331)

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Deposited As Wolbachia persica Suitor and Weiss
Agent Francisella persica
Strain Original
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 -70°C or colder after reconstitution
Comments This strain is being adapted to cell culture and will be provided as ATCC VR-1853
Effect on Host
Yes, in vivo effects: Death of embryo
Recommended Host
5 to 8 day CE, yolk sac inoculation
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 5-7 days
Effect on Host
Yes, in vivo effects: Death of embryo
Name of Depositor E Weiss, Naval Medical Research Center
Source Malpighian tubules of ticks, Argas persicus (Oken) (now Argas (Persicargas) arboreus) removed from buff-backed heron (Bubulcus ibis), U.A.R.

Suitor EC, Weiss E. Isolation of a rickettsialike microorganism (Wolbachia persica n. sp.) from Argas persicus (Oken). J. Infect. Dis. 108: 95-106, 1961.

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 30: 225-420, 1980.

Larson MA, et al. Reclassification of Wolbachia persica as Francisella persica comb. nov. and emended description of the family Francisellaceae. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66(3): 1200-1205, 2016. PubMed: 26747442

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M21292 Wolbachia persica 16S ribosomal RNA.

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