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Mycoplasma pneumoniae Somerson et al. (ATCC® 15531-TTR)

Strain Designations: FH strain of Eaton Agent [NCTC 10119]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Deposited As Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Strain Designations FH strain of Eaton Agent [NCTC 10119]
Media testing
Useful for assay development
Isolated by Hayflick from monkey kidney tissue-culture fluids of the FH strain (Eaton Agent Virus) supplied by C. Liu, who recovered this strain in embryonated eggs from a student with atypical pneumonia.
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 0.5 mL
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes
Derived from ATCC 15531. A component of ATCC MP-7, a panel of 10 Titered Mycoplasma Reference Strains, each with calculated genome copy numbers, useful for assay development.

This organism is the first Mycoplasma known to be the etiological agent of a human disease
Medium ATCC® Medium 2611: Spiroplasma medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Broth: Aerobic; Plates: 5% CO2 or in a candle jar
Name of Depositor L Hayflick
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- L Hayflick <-- C Liu
Isolated by Hayflick from monkey kidney tissue-culture fluids of the FH strain (Eaton Agent Virus) supplied by C. Liu, who recovered this strain in embryonated eggs from a student with atypical pneumonia.

Edward DG, Freundt EA. Type strains of species of the order Mycoplasmatales, including designation of neotypes for Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides, Mycoplasma agalactiae subsp. agalactiae, and Mycoplasma arthritidis. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 23: 55-61, 1973.

Chanock RM, et al. Growth on artificial medium of an agent associated with atypical pneumonia and its identification as a PPLO. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 48: 41-49, 1962. PubMed: 13878126

Liu C. Studies on primary atypical pneumonia. I. Localization, isolation, and cultivation of a virus in chick embryos. J. Exp. Med. 106: 455-466, 1957. PubMed: 13475605

Liu C, et al. Studies on primary atypical pneumonia. II. Observations concerning the development and immunological characteristics of antibody in patients. J. Exp. Med. 109: 545-556, 1959. PubMed: 13654627

British Pharmacopoeia Commission Tests for microbial contamination. London, UK:British Pharmacopoeia Commission;British Pharmacopoeia Appendix XVI B, 2003

. The Mycoplasmatales and the L-phase of bacteria. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts; 1969.

Nash KA, et al. Detection of rifampin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by use of a rapid, simple, and specific RNA/RNA mismatch assay. J. Infect. Dis. 176: 533-536, 1997. PubMed: 9237726

Duffy MF, et al. The immunoreactive 116 kDa surface protein of Mycoplasma pneumoniae is encoded in an operon. Microbiology 143: 3391-3402, 1997. PubMed: 9353941

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

type strain

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