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Nocardia brevicatena (Lechevalier et al.) Goodfellow and Pirouz (ATCC® 15333)

Strain Designations: [IMRU 1086W]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Deposited As Micropolyspora brevicatena Lechevalier et al.
Strain Designations [IMRU 1086W]
Human sputum
Biosafety Level 2

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
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes (type strain)
Medium ATCC® Medium 27: Glycerol agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Name of Depositor HA Lechevalier
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--HA Lechevalier<<--C. McDurmont
Human sputum

Lechevalier HA, et al. A new genus of the Actinomycetales: Micropolyspora gen. nov.. J. Gen. Microbiol. 26: 11-18, 1961. PubMed: 14463364

Validation list no. 9. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 32: 384-385, 1982.

Goodfellow M, Pirouz T. Numerical classification of sporoactinomycetes containing meso- diaminopimelic acid in the cell wall. J. Gen. Microbiol. 128: 503-527, 1982. PubMed: 7077300

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

type strain

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X80600 N.brevicatena gene for small-subunit ribosomal RNA.

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