Bacteroides ovatus Eggerth and Gagnon (ATCC® 8483)

Strain Designations: [NCTC 11153]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations [NCTC 11153]
Quality control strain for API and BBL products.
Control strain for anaerobe identification.
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.

Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® yes
Genome Sequenced Strain


Type Strain yes
Immunochemistry of antigens
This strain has been sequenced as a reference genome for the NIH Human Microbiome Project.
Medium ATCC® Medium 1490: Modified chopped meat medium
ATCC® Medium 260: Trypticase soy agar/broth with defibrinated sheep blood
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture, 80% N2-10% CO2-10% H2
Name of Depositor AH Eggerth

Moore WE, Holdeman LV. New names and combinations in the genera Bacteroides Castellani and Chalmers, Fusobacterium Knorr, Eubacterium Prevot, Propionibacterium Delwich, and Lactobacillus Orla-Jensen. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 23: 69-74, 1973.

Cato EP, Johnson JL. Reinstatement of species rank for Bacteroides fragilis, B. ovatus, B. distasonis, B. thetaiotaomicron, and B. vulgatus: Designation of neotype strains for Bacteroides fragilis (Veillon and Zuber) Castellani and Chalmers and Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron (Distaso) Castellani and Chalmers. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 26: 230-237, 1976.

Eggerth AH, Gagnon BH. The bacteroides of human feces. J. Bacteriol. 25: 389-413, 1933.

Beckmann I, et al. Immunochemical investigations of antigens isolated from Bacteroides ovatus strain ATCC 8483. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 51: 263-273, 1985. PubMed: 2418781

US General Services Administration Test kit, anaerobe identification. Washington, DC:US General Services Administration;Commercial Item Description A-A-51238, 1985

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 30: 225-420, 1980.

API 20A Anaerobe. bioMerieux.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X83952 B.ovatus 16S rRNA (ATCC 8483T).

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AAXF02000000 Bacteroides ovatus ATCC 8483, whole genome shotgun sequencing project

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  • 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.
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