Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans (Temple and Colmer) Kelly and Wood (ATCC® 23270)

Strain Designations: NCIB 8455 [DSM 14882]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Ferrobacillus ferrooxidans Leathen and Braley
Strain Designations NCIB 8455 [DSM 14882]
Isolation Acid, bituminous coal mine effluent
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 test tube
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain

Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270, complete genome.

Type Strain yes
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 2039: Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans Medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor NCIMB
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NCIMB <-- P Sneath <-- Leathen
Isolation Acid, bituminous coal mine effluent

Leathen WW, Braley SA. A new iron-oxidizing bacterium: Ferrobacillus ferrooxidans. Bacteriol. Proc. 1954: 44, 1954.

Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 17: 603, 1964.

Can. J. Microbiol. 11: 23, 1965.

Braley SA Sr., et al. Ferrobacillus ferrooxidans: a chemosynthetic autotrophic Bacterium. J. Bacteriol. 72: 700-704, 1956. PubMed: 13376518

Silverman MP, Lundgren DG. Studies on the chemoautotrophic iron bacterium Ferrobacillus ferrooxidans. I. An improved medium and a harvesting procedure for securing high cell yields. J. Bacteriol. 77: 642-647, 1959. PubMed: 13654231

. . J. Biol. Chem. 238: 3453, 1963.

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

Kelly DP, Wood AP. Reclassification of some species of Thiobacillus to the newly designated genera Acidithiobacillus gen. nov., Halothiobacillus gen. nov. and Thermithiobacillus gen. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 511-516, 2000. PubMed: 10758854

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M11542 5S rRNA sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M79404 16S rRNA sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M79405 16S rRNA sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M79406 16S rRNA sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X95324 T.ferrooxidans rustA gene.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ277640 Thiobacillus ferrooxidans tapA gene.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AH001792 Thiobacillus ferrooxidans 16S rRNA sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF129925 Thiobacillus ferrooxidans carboxysome operon, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF307091 Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase, large subunit (cbbL2), ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase, small subunit (cbbS2), and CbbQ (cbbQ) genes, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP001219 Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270, complete genome.

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