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Clostridium sporogenes (Metchnikoff) Bergey et al. (ATCC® 7955)

Strain Designations: NCA 3679 (putrifactive anaerobe) [DSM 767, IFO 16411, L.S. McClung 2003, NCIB 8053, NCTC 8594]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Strain Designations NCA 3679 (putrifactive anaerobe) [DSM 767, IFO 16411, L.S. McClung 2003, NCIB 8053, NCTC 8594]
Efficacy testing
Steam sterilization control
Sterility testing
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
Type Strain no
Preparation of cleaned spores
Inactivation by oxygen gas plasma
This item has been found to be a mix of two different pulsotypes of C. sporogenes.
Name of Depositor Nat. Canners Assn.

Food Res. 3: 323, 1938.

Food Res. 11: 405, 1946.

J. Infect. Dis. 60: 128, 1937.

Uehara M, et al. Method for obtaining cleaned putrefactive anaerobe 3679 spores. J. Bacteriol. 89: 929-930, 1965. PubMed: 14273693

Nelson CL, Berger TJ. Inactivation of microorganisms by oxygen gas plasma. Curr. Microbiol. 18: 275-276, 1989.

British Pharmacopoeia Commission Methods of sterilization. London, UK:British Pharmacopoeia Commission;British Pharmacopoeia Appendix XVIII, 2003

Standard Quantitative Carrier Test Method to Evaluate the Bactericidal, Fungicidal, Mycobactericidal, and Sporicidal Potencies of Liquid Chemical Microbicides. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2111-05.

Standard Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method for Determining the Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal, Mycobactericidal and Sporicidal Activities of Liquid Chemical Germicides. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2197-02.

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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.
Basic Documentation
  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019