Bacillus cereus Frankland and Frankland (ATCC® 13061)

Strain Designations: PCI 246 [ATCC 10876a, ATCC 13640, IFO 13494, NCTC 9946, NRRL B-3537]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations PCI 246 [ATCC 10876a, ATCC 13640, IFO 13494, NCTC 9946, NRRL B-3537]
Produces penicillinase beta-lactamase I
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® yes
Type Strain no
Penicillin index: 700
Medium ATCC® Medium 18: Trypticase Soy Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor FDA

Pollock MR. An immunological study of the constitutive and the penicillin-induced penicillinases of Bacillus cereus, based on specific enzyme neutralization by antibody. J. Gen. Microbiol. 14: 90-108, 1956. PubMed: 13306894

Knight BC, Proom H. A comparative survey of the nutrition and physioogy of mesophilic species in the genus Bacillus. J. Gen. Microbiol. 4: 508-538, 1950. PubMed: 14778957

Sneath PH. Proof of the spontaneity of a mutation to penicillinase production in Bacillus cereus. J. Gen. Microbiol. 13: 561-568, 1955. PubMed: 13278506

Antibiot. Chemother. 10: 508-514, 1960.

Pollock MR, et al. Crystalline bacterial penicillinase. Biochem. J. 62: 387-391, 1956. PubMed: 13303985

Kogut M, et al. Purification of penicillin-induced penicillinase of Bacillus cereus NRRL 569: a comparison of its properties with those of a similarly purified penicillinase produced spontaneously by a constitutive mutant strain. Biochem. J. 62: 391-401, 1956. PubMed: 13303986

Hall JR, Ogston AG. Sedimentation and diffusion of samples of penicillinase. Biochem. J. 62: 401-403, 1956. PubMed: 13303987

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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