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Enterococcus faecalis (Andrewes and Horder) Schleifer and Kilpper-Balz

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Used in media testing, susceptibility testing, and as a CLSI quality control strain. Used as a quality control strain for BD, bioMérieux VITEK, RapID, MicroScan, and Sensititre products.
Product category
Bacteria
Product type
Preceptrol culture
Strain designation
[Portland]
Type strain
No
Isolation source
Urine
Applications
Bioinformatics
Food testing
Media testing
Quality control
Water testing
Product format
Freeze-dried
Storage conditions
2°C to 8°C
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ATCC highly recommends that appropriate personal protective equipment is always used when handling vials. For cultures that require storage in liquid nitrogen, it is important to note that some vials may leak when submersed in liquid nitrogen and will slowly fill with liquid nitrogen. Upon thawing, the conversion of the liquid nitrogen back to its gas phase may result in the vial exploding or blowing off its cap with dangerous force creating flying debris. Unless necessary, ATCC recommends that these cultures be stored in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen rather than submersed in liquid nitrogen.

Detailed product information

General

Specific applications
Food testing
Control strain Ref Methodology for the Serum Bactericidal test: Approved Guideline. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M21-A. Ref Methods for Determining Bactericidal Activity of Antimicrobial Agents; Approved Guideline. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M26-A.
Evaluation of Mueller-Hinton agar Ref Protocols for Evaluating Dehydrated Mueller-Hinton Agar; Approved Standard. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M6-A2.
Media testing Ref Quality Control for Commercially Prepared Microbiological Culture Media; Approved Standard - 3rd Edition. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M22-A3. Ref Listeria species -- Biochemical Identification Method (Vitek GPI and GNI+). Gaithersburg, MD:AOAC International;AOAC "Official Methods of Analysis of the AOAC International" 992.19. Ref Water microbiology. Method2: Culture media, diluents and reagents. Sydney, NSW, Australia:Standards Australia;Standards Australia AS 4276.2-1995. Ref Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs--Guidelines on preparation and production of culture media-- Part 2: Practical guidelines on performance testing of culture media.. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 11133-2:2003. Ref Medical microbiology-- Culture media -- Part 3: Dip slides for microbiological urine analysis. Berlin, Germany:Deutsches Institut fur Normung;DIN DIN 58942-3: 2003, 2003 Ref Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs --- Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes --- Part 1: Detection method, Annex B [BS 5763-18:1997]. London, UK:British Standards Institution;British Standard BS EN ISO 11290-1:1997. Ref Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs --- Horizontal method for the enumeration of beta-glucuronidase-positive Escherichia coli -- Part 3: Most probable number techniques using 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-beta-D-glucuronide. London, UK:British Standards Institution;British Standard DD ISO/TS 16649-3:2005. Ref Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs --- Guidelines on preparation and production of culture media --- Part 2: Practical guidelines on performance testing of culture media - Annex B: Recommended test microorganisms for commonly used culture media. London, UK:British Standards Institution;British Standard DD CEN ISO/TS 11133:2003.
Quality control Ref Quality Control of Microbiological Transport Systems; Approved Standard. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M40-A.
Quality control strain RefBD Phoenix Gram Positive AST PMIC/ID QC Set. BD Becton Dickinson; Phoenix  Ref MicroScan Dried Gram Positive Panel QC Set. Dade/Siemens. Ref Sensititre™ Automated Gram Positive ID. Thermo Scientific™ Sensititre™ Systems, Trek Diagnostic Systems. Ref Sensititre™ MIC Susceptibility. Thermo Scientific™ Sensititre™ Systems, Trek Diagnostic Systems. ref
Susceptibility disc testing Ref Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard - 9th Edition. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M2-A9. Ref Methods for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Testing of Bacteria Isolated from Aquatic Animals. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M42-A. Ref Methods for Broth Dilution Susceptibility Testing of Bacteria Isolated from Aquatic Animals. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M49-A.
Susceptibility testing Ref Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria that Grow Aerobically; Approved Standard - 7th Edition. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M7-A8. Ref Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk and Dilution Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria Isolated from Animals; Approved Standard - 2nd Edition. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M31-A3. Ref Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Sixteenth Informational Supplement. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M100-S20, 2007 Ref Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacteria, Nocardiae, and Other Aerobic Actinomycetes; Approved Standard. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M24-A. Ref Evaluation of Lots of Dehydrated Mueller-Hinton Broth for Antimicrobial Susceptibility testing; Proposed Guideline. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M32-P. RefMedical microbiology; methods for the determination of susceptibility of pathogens (except mycobacteria) to antimicrobial agents: agar diffusion test. Berlin, Germany: Deutsches Institut fur Normung; DIN 58940-3: 1989 Ref Medical microbiology -- Methods for the determination of susceptibility of pathogens (except mycobacteria) to antimicrobial agents-- Part 7: Determination of the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) with the aid of microdilution. Berlin, Germany:Deutsches Institut fur Normung;DIN DIN 58940-7: 1994, 1994 Ref Medical microbiology: methods for the determination of susceptibility of pathogens (except mycobacteria) to antimicrobial agents; determination of MICs by agar dilution method. Berlin, Germany:Deutsches Institut fur Normung;DIN DIN 58940-6: 1989, 1989 RefMedical microbiology -- Susceptibility testing of microbial pathogens to antimicrobial agents -- Part 81: Microdilution; Special requirements for testing of non-fastidious bacteria. Berlin, Germany: Deutsches Institut fur Normung; DIN 58940-81: 2002 Ref Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems --- Susceptibility testing of infectious agents and evaluation of performance of antimicrobial susceptibility test devices --- Part 1: Reference method for testing the in vitro activity of antimicrobial agents against rapidly growing aerobic bacteria involved in infectious diseases. London, UK:British Standards Institution;British Standard BS EN ISO 20776-1:2006.
Quality control strain for API, bioMerieux VITEK, IDS, Micro-Media, MicroScan, and Sensititre products
Preceptrol
Yes

Characteristics

Technical information
ATCC Technical Services does not have technical information on patent deposits that are not produced or characterized by ATCC. Additional information can be found in the corresponding patent available from the patent holder or with the U.S. and/or international patent office.

Handling information

Medium
Temperature
37°C
Atmosphere
Aerobic
Handling procedure
  1. Open vial according to enclosed instructions or visit www.atcc.org for instructions.
  2. Rehydrate the entire pellet with approximately 0.5 mL of #44 broth. Aseptically transfer the entire contents to a 5-6 mL tube of #44 broth. Additional test tubes can be inoculated by transferring 0.5 mL of the primary broth tube to these secondary tubes.
  3. Use several drops of the primary broth tube to inoculate a #260 plate and/or #260 agar slant.
  4. Incubate at 37°C for 24 hours.
Handling notes
Additional information on this culture is available on the ATCC® web site at www.atcc.org.

Quality control specifications

Verification method
Whole-genome Sequencing

History

Deposited as
Streptococcus faecalis Andrewes and Horder
Depositors
Micro-Media Systems, Inc.
Chain of custody
ATCC <-- Micro-Media Systems, Inc. <-- Kaiser-Permanente strain Portland
Patent depository
This material was deposited with the ATCC Patent Depository to fulfill U.S. or international patent requirements. This material may not have been produced or characterized by ATCC.  As an International Depository Authority (IDA) for patent deposits, ATCC is required to complete viability testing only at time of initial deposit of patent material. Patent deposits are made available on behalf of the Depositor when the pertinent U.S. or international patent is issued, but material may not be used to infringe the patent claims.
Cross references
GenBank AX109558 Sequence 291 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank AX109874 Sequence 607 from Patent WO0123604.

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References

Curated Citations

Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard - 9th Edition. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M2-A9.

Protocols for Evaluating Dehydrated Mueller-Hinton Agar; Approved Standard. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M6-A2.

Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria that Grow Aerobically; Approved Standard - 7th Edition. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M7-A8.

Methodology for the Serum Bactericidal test: Approved Guideline. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M21-A.

Quality Control for Commercially Prepared Microbiological Culture Media; Approved Standard - 3rd Edition. Wayne, PA. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; CLSI M22-A3.

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