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Arthrobacter viscosus Gasdorf et al. (ATCC® 19584)

Strain Designations: NRRL B-1973  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations NRRL B-1973
Produces extracellular polysaccharide exopolysaccharide, polysaccharide (extracellular)
Production of a viscous extracellular polysaccharide
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)
Gram negative, motile, aerobic rod
Medium ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26.0°C
Name of Depositor NRRL

Gasdorf HJ, et al. Polymer-producing species of Arthrobacter. J. Bacteriol. 90: 147-150, 1965.

Novak JS, et al. Heteropolysaccharide formation by Arthrobacter viscosus grown on xylose and xylose oligosaccharides. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 58: 3501-3507, 1992.

Tanenbaum SW, et al. Hemicellulose bioconversion to polyanionic heteropolysaccharides. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 34-35: 135-148, 1992. PubMed: 1622201

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

Sloneker JH, et al. Structure of the extracellular bacterial polysaccharide from Arthrobacter viscosus NRRL B-1973. Can. J. Chem. 46: 3353-3361, 1968.

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