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Rhodococcus erythropolis (Gray and Thornton) Goodfellow and Alderson (ATCC® 27854)

Strain Designations: [DSM 20665]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Arthrobacter picolinophilus Tate and Ensign
Strain Designations [DSM 20665]
Degrades picolinic acid
Produces picolinic acid hydrolase
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 of Arthrobacter picolinophilus)
Medium ATCC® Medium 3: Nutrient agar or nutrient broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30.0°C
Name of Depositor RL Tate

Tate RL, Ensign JC. Picolinic acid hydroxylase of Arthrobacter picolinophilus. Can. J. Microbiol. 20: 695-702, 1974. PubMed: 4832254

Tate RL, Ensign JC. A new species of Arthrobacter which degrades picolinic acid. Can. J. Microbiol. 20: 691-694, 1974. PubMed: 4598865

Koch C, et al. Transfer of Arthrobacter picolinophilus Tate and Ensign 1974 to Rhodococcus erythropolis. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45: 576-577, 1995.

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

type strain of Arthrobacter picolinophilus

type strain of Arthrobacter picolinophilus

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