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Selenomonas ruminantium subsp. ruminantium Bryant


Type strain
Product category
Product type
Strain designation
NADL GA-192 [JCM 6583]
Type strain
Isolation source
Bovine rumen contents
Product format
Storage conditions
-80°C or colder
Mission Collection Item
This is a Mission Collection Item.


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Handling information

97% CO2, 3% H2
Handling procedure
  1. Open vial according to enclosed instructions.
  2. Perform all steps under anaerobic conditions. (see below)
  3. Aseptically transfer 0.5 mL of the appropriate medium to the vial and rehydrate the freeze-dried pellet.  Transfer the suspension back into the tube of broth.  Inoculate a plate of non-selective medium with 0.1 of the culture.
  4. Seal the test tube with a rubber stopper and incubate anaerobically at 37°C.  Incubate the plate(s) aerobically as a purity check.
  5. After two or three days, growth should be evident as indicated by turbidity through out the broth. 



  • Tubes of media are placed under a gassing cannula system hooked to a source of oxygen free gas.
  • All transfers are performed while the test tubes are on the cannula system with a gentle stream of oxygen-free gas flowing through the system.
  • As the test tubes are removed from the cannula system, each is sealed with butyl rubber stopper, thus maintaining the anaerobic headspace.
Handling notes
Growth should be detected within 24 to 48 hours indicated by turbidity throughout the broth.
On agar plates, colonies are translucent, convex, circular, entire, smooth, and glistening.
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Deposited as
Selenomonas ruminantium subsp. ruminantium Bryant
IM Robinson
Type of isolate
Cross references
GenBank AF297121 Selenomonas ruminantium subsp. ruminantium dihydroxyacetone kinase (dhak1), dihydroxyacetone kinase (dhak2), and FMN/NADPH-binding flavoprotein (gmaf) genes, complete cds; and unknown genes.
GenBank AF221100 Selenomonas ruminantium subsp. ruminantium plasmid pSELR1 glutamyl-tRNA reductase (hemA) gene, partial cds; and porphobilinogen deaminase (hemC), uroporphyrinogen III synthase/methyltransferase (cobA/hemD), 5-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase

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Frequently Asked Questions


Curated Citations

Bryant MP. The characteristics of strains of Selenomonas isolated from bovine rumen contents. J. Bacteriol. 72: 162-167, 1956. PubMed: 13366893

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

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