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3 Strain Tagged Whole Cell Even Mix (ATCC® MSA-2014)

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33.3% Escherichia coli with Tag 1
33.3% Clostridium perfringens with Tag 2
33.3% Staphylococcus aureus with Tag 3
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 use as a spike-in control in assay development, library preparation, quality control, and data normalization for both 16S rRNA and shotgun metagenomics approaches.
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 This ATCC® Microbiome Standard is a mock microbial community that can be used as a spike-in control for 16S rRNA and shotgun metagenomic sequencing assays. This product comprises three fully characterized and authenticated ATCC® Genuine Cultures that contain unique synthetic 16S tags incorporated into the bacterial genome. Each tag consists of four artificial variable regions (corresponding to V1 through V4 of 16S rRNA gene) flanked by conserved regions for PCR amplification.

Total cells: 6.0 x 107 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
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.
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