Leptospira interrogans (Stimson) Wenyon (ATCC® 43642)

Strain Designations: RGA  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations RGA
Isolation
Human blood via a guinea pig
By Uhlenhuth and Fromme, 1915
Biosafety Level 2

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Antigenic Properties Serovar icterohaemorrhagiae
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
Antigenic Properties Serovar icterohaemorrhagiae
Comments
An authentic culture of the Leptospira interrogans serovar icterohaemorrhagiae RGA strain was submitted by CDC in 1986 and assigned ATCC 43642. Landon and Tang propose to list ATCC 43642 as the type strain of Leptospira interrogans in the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names; opinion pending.
Medium ATCC® Medium 1470: Modified Leptospira medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor A Kaufmann; Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
Isolation
Human blood via a guinea pig
By Uhlenhuth and Fromme, 1915
Year of Origin 1915
References

Yasuda PH, et al. Deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness between serogroups and serovars in the family Leptospiraceae with proposals for seven new Leptospira species. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 37: 407-415, 1987.

Landon S, Tang J. Proposal to list ATCC 43642 as the type strain of Leptospira interrogans in the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54: 2439, 2004. PubMed: 15545494

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