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Microbacterium laevaniformans (Dias and Bhat) Collins et al. (ATCC® 15953)

Strain Designations: 1 [NCIB 9659]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Corynebacterium laevaniformans Dias and Bhat
Strain Designations 1 [NCIB 9659]
Produces levan
Produces levansucrase
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 44: Brain Heart Infusion Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Name of Depositor JV Bhat

Collins MD, et al. Reclassification of Brevibacterium imperiale (Steinhaus) and "Corynebacterium laevaniformans" (Dias and Bhat) in a redefined genus Microbacterium (Orla-Jensen), as Microbacterium imperiale comb.nov. and Microbacterium laevaniformans nom.rev.; comb.nov.. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 4: 65-78, 1983.

Validation list no. 11. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 33: 672-674, 1983.

Dias F, Bhat JV. A new levan producing bacterium, Corynebacterium laevaniformans nov. spec.. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 28: 63-72, 1962.

Suzuki Y, Uchida K. Formation of beta-fructosyl compounds of pyridoxine in growing culture of Aspergillus niger. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 57: 875-880, 1993. PubMed: 7763873

Bhat JV, Dias FF. Nutritional properties of Corynebacterium laevaniformans. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 30: 176-184, 1964.

type strain

activated sludge

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AB062062 Microbacterium laevaniformans mRNA for levanase, complete cds.

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