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Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli

Catalogue No.

NCTC 12241

Current Name

Escherichia coli

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

Seattle 1946

General Info


(Migula 1895) Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

Seattle 1946, ATCC 25922, DSM 1103, NCIMB 12210, WDCM 00013



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 24 hours, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

(ATCC 25922, DSM 1103, NCIMB 12210) / ATCC in 1989 / Clinical isolate / Control organism for sensitivity testing of bacteria to variety of antibiotics

Additional Info

Accession Date


Previous Catalogue Name

Escherichia coli

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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