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Bifidobacterium magnum Scardovi and Zani (ATCC® 27540)

Strain Designations: RA3  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations RA3
Rabbit feces
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)
Name of Depositor V Scardovi
Rabbit feces

Scardovi V, Zani G. Bifidobacterium magnum sp. nov., a large, acidophilic bifidobacterium isolated from rabbit feces. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 24: 29-34, 1974.

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

type strain

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : M58740 Bifidobacterium magnum 16S ribosomal RNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U09878 Bifidobacterium magnum ATCC 27540 16S rRNA-23S rRNA intergenic spacer.

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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