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Aeromonas hydrophila (Chester) Stanier


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Aeromonas hydrophila strain [CDC 359-60, IAM 12460, NCIB 9240, NCMB 86, NCTC 8049, RH 250] was isolated from a tin of milk with a fishy odor. This bacterial type strain is whole-genome sequenced and can be used in water testing.
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Strain designation
[CDC 359-60, IAM 12460, NCIB 9240, NCMB 86, NCTC 8049, RH 250]
Type strain
Genome sequenced strain
Isolation source
Tin of milk with fishy odor
Quality control
Water testing
Product format
Storage conditions
-80°C or colder
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Detailed product information


Specific applications
Quality control strain
Reference material
Water testing


Genome sequenced strain

Handling information

Handling procedure
  1. Open thawed vial.
  2. Aseptically transfer the entire contents to a 5-6 mL tube of #3 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 #3 plate and/or #3 agar slant.
  4. Incubate at 30°C for 24 hours.
Handling notes
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Quality control specifications

Verification method
Whole-genome Sequencing


Deposited as
Proteus ichthyosmius (Hammer) Bergey et al.
ML Speck
Type of isolate
Food & Beverage
Cross references
GenBank X60417 Aeromonas sp. 16S rDNA.
GenBank X77263 A.hydrophila lexA gene.
GenBank X60410 Aeromonas media 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60415 Aeromonas trota 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60408 Aeromonas caviae 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60409 Aeromonas caviae 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60412 Aeromonas sobria 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60413 Aeromonas jandaei 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60414 Aeromonas veronii 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60416 Aeromonas schubertii 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60411 Aeromonas eucrenophila 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60418 Plesiomonas shigelloides 16S rDNA.
GenBank X60404 Aeromonas hydrophila 16S rRNA gene.
GenBank X67946 A.hydrophila rrn gene for 23S rRNA.
GenBank AX111501 Sequence 2234 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank AX111537 Sequence 2270 from Patent WO0123604.
GenBank M59148 Aeromonas hydrophila 16S ribosomal RNA.
GenBank X74677 A.hydrophila (ATCC 7966T) gene for 16S ribosomal RNA.
GenBank X89456 A.hydrophila DNA for exeF-exeG intergenic region (strain ATCC 7966).
GenBank CP000462 Aeromonas hydrophila subsp. hydrophila ATCC 7966, complete genome.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Curated Citations

Schubert RH. The taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus Aeromonas Kluyver and van Niel 1936. Part I. Suggestions on the taxonomy and nomenclature of the aerogenic Acromoonas species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 17: 23-37, 1967.

Popoff M, Veron M. A taxonomic study of the Aeromonas hydrophila-Aeromonas punctata group. J. Gen. Microbiol. 94: 11-22, 1976. PubMed: 932684

Schubert RH. Zur taxonomie der Voges-Proskauernegativen "hydrophila--ahnlichen Aeromonaden". Zentralbl. Bakteriol., I Abt., Orig. 193: 482-490, 1964.

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

Stanier RY. A note on the taxonomy of Proteus hydrophilus. J. Bacteriol. 46: 213-214, 1943.

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