Escherichia coli bacteriophage T4 (ATCC® 11303-B4)

Strain Designations: T4  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As T4
Strain Designations T4
Host Organism
Escherichia coli strain B (ATCC 11303)
Testing of aerosol containment on cell sorters
Type Strain no
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 frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® yes
Type Strain no
Medium ATCC® Medium 129: Nutrient agar/stabs/broth with 0.5% NaCl
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor SE Luria

Pecota DC, Wood TK. Exclusion of T4 phage by the hok/sok killer locus from plasmid R1. J. Bacteriol. 178: 2044-2050, 1996. PubMed: 8606182

Schmid I, et al. Biosafety guidelines for sorting of unfixed cells. Cytometry 28: 99-117, 1997. PubMed: 9181299

Bacteriophage-based detection methods. Washington, DC:American Public Health Association;APHA APHA2001-10.72, 2001

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • 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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