Acanthamoeba castellanii (Douglas) Page (ATCC® PRA-106)

Strain Designations: 40AB  /  Depositor: J Walochnik  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations 40AB
Biosafety Level 2

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Isolation
clinical specimen - animal
Vienna Austria
Isolation date: 1998
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Type Strain no
Medium ATCC® Medium 712: PYG w/ Additives
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 25.0°C
Duration: axenic
Protocol: This strain is distributed as a freeze-dried preparation. See the general procedures for opening a freeze-dried vial. Aseptically add 0.5 ml of ice cold medium containing 12% (w/v) sucrose to the freeze-dried inner shell vial. Once the culture is completely rehydrated, aseptically add 1 ml of ATCC medium 712 and distribute to a 16 X 125 mm plastic screw-capped test tube or a T-25 tissue culture flask containing 5.0 ml of the same medium. Incubate the test tube culture horizontally with the cap on tight. Trophozoites should be evident in 1-5 days.
Interval: every month
Subcultivation
Protocol: This strain is distributed as a freeze-dried preparation. See the general procedures for opening a freeze-dried vial. Aseptically add 0.5 ml of ice cold medium containing 12% (w/v) sucrose to the freeze-dried inner shell vial. Once the culture is completely rehydrated, aseptically add 1 ml of ATCC medium 712 and distribute to a 16 X 125 mm plastic screw-capped test tube or a T-25 tissue culture flask containing 5.0 ml of the same medium. Incubate the test tube culture horizontally with the cap on tight. Trophozoites should be evident in 1-5 days.
Interval: every month
Cryopreservation
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Name of Depositor J Walochnik
Chain of Custody
J Walochnik
Year of Origin 1998
References

Walochnik J, et al. Correlations between morphological, molecular biological, and physiological characteristics in clinical and nonclinical isolates of Acanthamoeba spp. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 66: 4408-4413, 2000. PubMed: 11010891

necrotic tissue of a Basiliscus plumifrons (green basilisk)

Walochnik J, et al. Isolation and identification by partial sequencing of the 18S ribosomal gene of free-living amoebae from necrotic tissue of Basilliscus plumifrons (Sauria: Iguanidae). Parasitol. Res. 85: 601, 1999. PubMed: 10382612

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