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Gardnerella vaginalis

Gardnerella vaginalis

Catalogue No.

NCTC 10915

Current Name

Gardnerella vaginalis

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference

Dukes 594

General Info


(Gardner and Dukes 1955) Greenwood and Pickett 1980 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 14018, CCUG 3717, CIP 70.74, DSM 4944, JCM 11026, LMG 7832, NCTC 10287, 594, Dukes 594



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Casmans agar, 37°C, Facultative Anaerobe

Biological and Genomic Info


Maltose: +

Sorbitol: -

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Beta-galactosidase: +

Triacylglycero: +

Strain Data

(ATCC 14018) Type strain / ATCC in 1973 / C. D. Dukes / Haemophilus vaginalis / Note: This is the same strain as NCTC 10287, deposited in NCTC as it appears to grow more easily than NCTC 10287

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date






Previous Catalogue Name

Gardnerella vaginalis


Extended Bibliography

Greenwood,J.R, Picket,M.J., (1980), Transfer of Haemophilus vaginalis Gardner and Dukes to a new genus, Gardnerella: G. vaginalis (Gardner and Dukes) comb. nov., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 170-178,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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