Rhodococcus erythropolis (Gray and Thornton) Goodfellow and Alderson (ATCC® 4277)

Strain Designations: [ICPB 4417]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Nocardia erythropolis (Gray and Thornton) Waksman and Henrici
Strain Designations [ICPB 4417]
Produces 3-keto-delta-1,4 steroids
Produces cholesterol oxidase
Produces isopropanol dehydrogenase (NADP) secondary alcohol dehydrogenase
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
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes
Medium ATCC® Medium 1877: ISP Medium 1
ATCC® Medium 196: Yeast malt extract agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor PH Gray

Badia DJ, Sardinas JL. Oxidation of steroid compounds in presence of antibiotics. US Patent 3,010,876 dated Nov 28 1961

Beaucamp K, et al. Method for the determination of cholesterol. US Patent 3,925,164 dated Dec 9 1975

Goodfellow M, Alderson G. The actinomycetes-genus Rhodococcus: a home for the "rhodochrous" complex. J. Gen. Microbiol. 100: 99-122, 1977. PubMed: 874450

Gordon RE, Mihm JM. A comparative study of some strains received as nocardiae. J. Bacteriol. 73: 15-27, 1957. PubMed: 13405855

Adams MM, et al. The identification of Jensenia canicruria, Bisset and Moore as a mating type of Nocardia eruthropolis (Gray and Thornton), Waksman and Henrici. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 20: 133-147, 1970.

Ludwig B, et al. A long-chain secondary alcohol dehydrogenase from Rhodococcus erythropolis ATCC 4277. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61: 3729-3733, 1995.

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

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X81929 R.erythropolis 16S rRNA gene (ATCC 4277T).

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF126281 Rhodococcus erythropolis insertion sequence IS1676 putative transposase gene, complete cds.

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