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Sulfurospirillum carboxydovorans


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Product type
Strain designation
MV [DSM 16295]
Type strain
Isolation source
Sediment; isolated May 15, 2003
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Handling information

Handling procedure
1. Open the vial according to enclosed instructions.

2. Perform all steps under anaerobic conditions.

3. Aseptically transfer 0.5 ml of #2478 broth to the vial and rehydrate the pellet.  Transfer the suspension back into the broth tube.  Inoculate a plate of a non-selective medium such as Tryptic Soy, Nutrient, or blood agar with 0.1 ml of the cell suspension.

4. Seal the tube with a rubber stopper and incubate anaerobically at 30oC.  Incubate the plate(s) aerobically as a purity check.

5. After two or three days, growth should be evident as indicated by turbidity.

6. When the culture exhibits good growth it will remain viable for up to 1 week if stored at 4oC under anaerobic condition.


·   Tubes of media are placed under a gassing cannula system hooked to a source of oxygen free gas.

·   All transfers are performed while the test tubes are on the cannula system with a gentle stream of oxygen free gas flowing through the system.

·   As the test tubes are removed from the cannula system each is sealed with butyl rubber stopper thus maintaining the anaerobic headspace.

·   100% nitrogen or 80% nitrogen-20% carbon dioxide gas mixture is typically employed as the oxygen free gas source.

Handling notes
Cells after growth on ATCC Medium #2478 are motile, curved rods (vibroid shape).  Colonies on ATCC Medium #2, Marine Agar 2216 (BD 212185), grown anaerobically are creamy, glistening and slightly raised.  

Always use freshly prepared anaerobic medium.  If there is any question about the anaerobic condition of the medium, the medium can be reduced with the addition of 1.5% cysteine

(2.0 ml per 100 ml of medium). 

Other commonly used reducing agents are sodium sulfide, cysteine, dithiothreitol, and titanium citrate.  Cysteine is the reducing agent of choice since it does not cause the ferrous ammonium sulfate to precipitate.


Deposited as
Sulfurospirillum carboxydovorans
K Finster, A Jensen
Type of isolate
Year of origin
Special collection
NSF - Bacteriology
Cross references
GenBank AY740528 Sulfurospirillum carboxydovorans strain MV 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

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Curated Citations

sediment, North Sea

Kai Finster, personal communication

Jensen A, Finster K. Isolation and characterization of Sulfurospirillum carboxydovorans sp. nov., a new microaerophilic carbon monoxide oxidizing epsilon Proteobacterium. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 87(4): 339-353, 2005. PubMed: 15928986

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