Ruminococcus bromii Moore et al. (ATCC® 27255)

Strain Designations: VPI 6883  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations VPI 6883
Feces, human
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 frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes
Comments Grows best when using Anaerobe Systems PYG broth.
Medium ATCC® Medium 1016: Chopped meat carbohydrate medium (ATCC Medium 593) with rumen fluid
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture, 97% CO2-3%H2
Note: Grows best when using Anaerobe Systems PYG broth.
This culture is sensitive to oxygen when initially rehydrated; therefore steps should be taken to avoid exposure to oxygen.  When the culture exhibits good growth it will remain viable for up to 1 week if stored at 4°C under anaerobic conditions.
When examined microscopically, the cells appear as cocci generally in chains.  Motility was not detected.  No growth occurred on the non-selective media.
Name of Depositor WE Moore
Feces, human

Moore WE, et al. Ruminococcus bromii sp. n. and emendation of the description of Ruminococcus, Sijpestein. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 22: 78-80, 1972.

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

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AX110950 Sequence 1683 from Patent WO0123604.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : L76600 Ruminococcus bromii small subunit ribosomal RNA (16S rDNA) gene.

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