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Arthrobacter crystallopoietes Ensign and Rittenberg (ATCC® 15481)

Strain Designations: [CCM 2386, CIP 102717, DSM 20117, IFO 14235, IMET 10362, JCM 2522, LMG 3819, NCIB 9499, VKM Ac-1107]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations [CCM 2386, CIP 102717, DSM 20117, IFO 14235, IMET 10362, JCM 2522, LMG 3819, NCIB 9499, VKM Ac-1107]
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
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes (type strain)
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30.0°C
Name of Depositor JC Ensign

Ensign JC, Wolfe RS. Nutritional control of morphogenesis in Arthrobacter crystallopoietes. J. Bacteriol. 87: 924-932, 1964. PubMed: 14137632

St John AC, Ensign JC. Macromolecular synthesis and cell division during morphogenesis of Arthrobacter crystallopoietes. Arch. Microbiol. 111: 51-58, 1976. PubMed: 1015960

Ensign JC, Rittenberg SC. A crystalline pigment produced from 2-hydroxypyridine by Arthrobacter crystallopoietes n. sp.. Arch. Mikrobiol. 47: 137-153, 1963. PubMed: 14106078

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

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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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