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Methylobacterium extorquens (Urakami and Komagata) Bousfield and Green (ATCC® 43645)

Strain Designations: NCIB 9399 [ATCC 23326, DSM 1337, TK 0001]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations NCIB 9399 [ATCC 23326, DSM 1337, TK 0001]
Sterility assurance
Soil, Poland
Biosafety Level 1

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
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes (type strain)
Medium ATCC® Medium 784: AMS (ammonium mineral salts)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30.0°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor NCIMB
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--NCIMB<<--L. Janota-Bassalik
Soil, Poland

Bousfield IJ, Green PN. Reclassification of bacteria of the genus Protomonas Urakami and Komagata 1984 in the genus Methylobacterium (Patt, Cole, and Hanson)emend. Green and Bousfield 1983. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 35: 209, 1985.

Urakami T, Komagata K. Protomonas, a new genus of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 34: 188-201, 1984.

type strain

Sterilization of single-use medical devices incorporating materials of animal origin--Validation and routine control of sterilization by liquid chemical sterilants. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 14160:1998.

Sterilization of single-use medical devices incorporating materials of animal origin --- Validation and routine control of sterilization by liquid chemical sterilants, Annex A. London, UK:British Standards Institution;British Standard BS EN ISO 14160:1998.

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AB175632 Methylobacterium extorquens gene for 16S ribosomal RNA, partial sequence, strain: IAM 12631

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Basic Documentation
  1. ATCC item no. 43645 medium

    ATCC 43645 can be revived in nutrient broth.  It also does grow in the nutrient media, but growth is a little slower than in the recommended growth media.

    Date Updated: 12/5/2013
  2. Methylotroph extremophiles

    Yes. Methylotrophic bacteria utilizing carbon compounds such as methane and methanol as their sole sources of energy include: 

    Date Updated: 9/8/2015