Treponema socranskii subsp. socranskii Smibert et al.
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2. Under anaerobic conditions, aseptically withdraw
approximately 0.5 to 1.0 ml from a tube of #1494 broth.
Rehydrate the pellet.
3. Transfer this aliquot back into the broth tube.
4. Additional tubes of broth may be inoculated with
0.5 ml each of the suspension. You may also use 0.5 ml to inoculate a #1494 slant. Inoculate two Trypticase Soy Agar plates with 5% sheep blood (ATCC Medium #260). Incubate one blood plate anaerobically to check for colony formation and incubate the second plate aerobically to check for purity.
6. Growth occurs within 5 to 10 days, and should be evident by very slight turbidity in the broth and helical cells under phase contrast. The aerobic plate should show no signs of growth.
Anaerobic conditions for transfer may be obtained by either of the following:
· Use of an anaerobic gas chamber, or
· Placement of test tubes under a gassing cannula system hooked to anaerobic gas.
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· Loose screw caps on test tubes in anaerobic chamber,
· Loose screw caps on test tubes in an activated anaerobic gas pack jar, or
· Use of sterile butyl rubber stoppers on test tubes so that an anaerobic gas headspace is retained.
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