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Skin Microbiome Whole Cell Mix (ATCC® MSA-2005)

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16.7% Acinetobacter johnsonii (ATCC 17909)
16.7% Corynebacterium striatum (ATCC 6940)
16.7% Micrococcus luteus (ATCC 4698)
16.7% Cutibacterium acnes (ATCC 11828)
16.7% Staphylococcus epidermidis (ATCC 12228)
16.7% Streptococcus mitis (ATCC 49456)
Applications ATCC® Microbiome Standards enable the optimization of metagenomics workflows and microbiome research applications, providing reliable comparative data while improving assay consistency.

This product is ideal for studies on the skin microbiome, research on the effects of dysbiosis on human health, assay development, and as a daily run control for molecular diagnostics and microbiome applications.
Biosafety Level 2

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.

Comments ATCC® Microbiome Standards are mock microbial communities that mimic mixed metagenomic samples. This product is prepared as an even mixture of whole cells and comprises fully sequenced, characterized, and authenticated bacterial species observed in normal and atypical skin microbial communities. Each order for this product is provided with access to run 10 analyses on One Codex, the leading bioinformatics platform for microbial genomics and metagenomics.

Specification Range: 1.2x108 cells/vial ± 1 log*
*Whole cell concentrations indicate ATCC manufacturing specifications and are provided as a reference only
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions 2°C to 8°C
Intended Use

Purchase of this product will include limited use access to the One Codex platform for metagenomic analysis of ATCC microbiome products. By purchasing this product, you consent and agree to allow ATCC to securely transfer sales and end users’ data related to this product to One Codex. Provision of One Codex access, storage, management of sequencing data, and the interpretation and accuracy of analytical results provided by One Codex are the responsibility of One Codex and not ATCC. End users should visit for their complementary metagenomic data analysis.

One Codex
Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • 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.
Basic Documentation
Other Documentation
  1. ATCC Microbiome Standard - How to Perform an Analysis with One Codex

    Date Updated: 7/12/2019