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Virgibacillus marismortui (Arahal et al.) Heyrman et al. (ATCC® 700626)

Strain Designations: 123 [CECT 5066, CIP 105609, DSM 12325]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Bacillus marismortui Arahal et al.
Strain Designations 123 [CECT 5066, CIP 105609, DSM 12325]
Surface level water from the northern basin of the Dead Sea near the mouth of the Jordan River
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)
Antibiotic Resistance
Resistant to novobiocin
Resistant to rifampin rifampicin, rifamycin AMP
Sensitive to chloramphenicol
Sensitive to erythromycin
Sensitive to penicillin G benzylpenicillin
Sensitive to streptomycin
Sensitive to tetracycline
Resistant to nalidixic acid
Resistant to neomycin
Medium ATCC® Medium 2101: Bacillus marismortui medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor A Ventosa
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--A Ventosa<<--D.R. Arahal
Surface level water from the northern basin of the Dead Sea near the mouth of the Jordan River

Arahal DR, et al. Bacillus marismortui sp. nov., a new moderately halophilic species from the Dead Sea. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 521-530, 1999. PubMed: 10319473

Arahal DR, et al. Reclassification of Bacillus marismortui as Salibacillus marismortui comb. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 1501-1503, 2000. PubMed: 10939656

type strain

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ009793 16S rRNA sequence

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