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Bacillus licheniformis (Weigmann) Chester (ATCC® 14580)

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Strain Designations: [46, NCIB 9375, NCTC 10341, NRS 1264]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations [46, NCIB 9375, NCTC 10341, NRS 1264]
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
Genome Sequenced Strain

Bacillus licheniformis ATCC 14580, complete genome.

Type Strain yes
Chitinase and chitobiase activity
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor RE Gordon
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- RE Gordon <-- T Gibson 46

J. Gen. Microbiol. 34: 271, 1964.

J. Dairy Res. 13: 248, 1944.

Cody RM. Distribution of chitinase and chitobiase in Bacillus. Curr. Microbiol. 19: 201-205, 1989.

Roberts MS, et al. Bacillus vallismortis sp. nov., a close relative of Bacillus subtilis, isolated from soil in Death Valley, California. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 46: 470-475, 1996. PubMed: 8934905

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

Mansour M, et al. Inhibition of Bacillus licheniformis spore growth in milk by nisin, monolaurin, and pH combinations. J. Appl. Microbiol. 86: 311-324, 1999. PubMed: 10063630

ISO/CD 11133:2009, Annex E. Test microorganisms for commonly used culture media (giving information on the culture medium, culture conditions, test microorganisms, culture collection number of test organisms and the expected reactions)

Corry, JEL, Curtis, GDW and Baird, RM (Eds) Handbook of Culture Media for Food and Water Microbiology. Royal Society of Chemistry, In preparation. ICFMH-WPCM.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : Y17553 Bacillus licheniformis argR gene.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : E03693 DNA encoding Bacillus licheniformis protease.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D10060 B.licheniformis glutamic acid-specific protease gene.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : Y17554 Bacillus licheniformis arcA, arcB, arcC, arcD and arcR genes.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF172323 Bacillus licheniformis RNA polymerase beta subunit (rpoB) gene, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP000002 Bacillus licheniformis ATCC 14580, complete genome.

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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.
Basic Documentation
  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019