Listeria ivanovii subsp. ivanovii Seeliger et al.


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Listeria ivanovii subsp. ivanovii strain Li 1979 is a whole-genome sequenced bacterial type strain isolated from sheep in Bulgaria. It has applications as a reference material and can be used as an indicator strain in the CAMP test.
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Strain designation
Li 1979 [DSM 20750, SLCC 2379]
Type strain
Genome sequenced strain
Isolation source
Geographical isolation
Product format
Storage conditions
2°C to 8°C
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Specific applications
Reference material
Can be used as an indicator strain in the CAMP test

Handling information

Handling procedure
  1. Open vial according to enclosed instructions.
  2. Using a single tube of #44 broth (5 to 6 mL), withdraw approximately 0.5 to 1.0 mL with a Pasteur or 1.0 mL pipette. Rehydrate the entire pellet.
  3. Aseptically transfer this aliquot back into the broth tube. Mix well.
  4. Use several drops of the suspension to inoculate a # 44 agar slant and/or plate.
  5. Incubate the tubes and plate at 37°C for 24 hours.
Handling notes
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Quality control specifications

Verification method
Whole-genome Sequencing


Deposited as
Listeria monocytogenes (Murray et al.) Pirie
HP Seeliger
Chain of custody
ATCC <-- HP Seeliger <-- Iwanow
Type of isolate
Cross references
GenBank AX110992 Sequence 1725 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank X81135 L.ivanovii actA gene.
GenBank X72685 L. ivanovii plcA & prfA genes.
GenBank Y14181 Listeria ivanovii i-inlF gene.
GenBank X60461 L.ivanovii ilo gene for ivanolysin.
GenBank AX111130 Sequence 1863 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank X64011 L.ivanovii sod gene for superoxide dismutase.
GenBank Y09477 Listeria ivanovii gene encoding sphyngomyelinase C.
GenBank AJ249402 Listeria ivanovii ascB (partial) and dapE (partial) genes.
GenBank AJ249400 Listeria ivanovii rplS (partial) and infC3 (partial) genes.
GenBank AJ004808 Listeria ivanovii i-inlB, i-inlJ, i-inlI, i-inlH, i-inlG genes.
GenBank Y07639 L.ivanovii 23S rRNA, 5S rRNA, tRNA-Asn, tRNA-Thr, ORF Z, inlD, and inlC genes.
GenBank Y09988 Listeria ivanovii i-inlF and i-inlE genes and gene encoding hypothetical protein.
GenBank U57913 Listeria ivanovii 16S and 23S ribosomal RNA genes, partial sequence, Ile-tRNA and Ala-tRNA genes, complete sequence.
GenBank U78981 Listeria ivanovii 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence, 16S/23S ribosomal RNA intergenic spacer region, complete sequence and 23S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

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Curated Citations

Seeliger HP, et al. Listeria ivanovii sp. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 34: 336-337, 1984.

Monatsh. VetMed. 17: 729-736, 1962.

Food microbiology. Method 2.15: Examination for specific organisms--Listeria monocytogenes in dairy products. Sydney, NSW, Australia:Standards Australia;Standards Australia AS/NZS 1766.2.15:1998.

Food microbiology. Method 2.16.1:Examination for specific organisms--Food and animal feeding stuffs--Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes- Detection method. Sydney, NSW, Australia:Standards Australia;Standards Australia AS/NZS 1766.2.16.1:1998.

Food microbiology. Method 5: Preparation of culture media, diluents and reagents. Sydney, NSW, Australia:Standards Australia;Standards Australia AS 1766.5-1994.

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