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Enterococcus faecium

Enterococcus faecium

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7171

Current Name

Enterococcus faecium

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference

Grumbach serotype 11

General Info


(Orla-Jensen 1919) Schleifer and Kilpper-Bälz 1984

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 19434, CCUG 542, CFBP 4248, CIP 103014, DSM 20477, HAMBI 1710, JCM 5804, JCM 8727, LMG 11423, NBRC 100485, NBRC 100486, NCDO 942, NCIMB 11508, Grumbach serotype 11, WDCM 00010



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Columbia blood agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info


Mannitol: +

Trehalose: +

Xylose: +


Group D Grumbach Serotype. Type 11

Antigenic Properties

serovar group d, serotype 11

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: -

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Strain Data

(ATCC 19434, NCDO 942, NCIB 11508) Type strain / A. Grumbach, Zurich in 1946

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date






Previous Catalogue Name

Enterococcus faecium


Extended Bibliography

Transfer of Streptococcus faecalis and Streptococcus faecium to the genus Enterococcus nom. rev. as Enterococcus faecalis comb. nov. and Enterococcus faecium comb. nov.,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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