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Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (Jones) Hauben et al. (ATCC® 15713)

Strain Designations: NCPPB 312 [904, BS 1008, ICMP 5702, LMG 2404]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora (Jones) Bergey et al.
Strain Designations NCPPB 312 [904, BS 1008, ICMP 5702, LMG 2404]
Potato, Denmark
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® no
Type Strain yes
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor NCPPB
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NCPPB <-- E. Hellmers 904
Potato, Denmark

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

Validation list no. 68. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 1-3, 1999.

Hauben L, et al. Phylogenetic position of phytopathogens within the Enterobacteriaceae. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 21: 384-397, 1998. PubMed: 9779605

Young JM, et al. Names of plant pathogenic bacteria 1864-1995. Rev. Plant Pathol. 75: 721-763, 1996.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M59149 Erwinia carotovora 16S ribosomal RNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X63189 E.carotovora lexA gene for LexA repressor.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U80197 Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF232684 Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum strain ATCC 15713 16S-23S intergenic spacer region and tRNA-Glu gene, complete sequence.

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