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Ideonella sakaiensis

Ideonella sakaiensis

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14201

Current Name

Ideonella sakaiensis

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

5% Columbia blood agar, 30°C, O2, 24 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Additional Info

Accession Date



Dr. Y. Muramatsu (NITE Biological Resource Center (NBRC), National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), Chiba, Japan)

Isolated From

Microbial consortium, landfill. Japan. 2007-2008.


Accessioned into NCTC < Dr. Y. Muramatsu < K. Oda (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)



Polyethylene terephthalate degradation


TANASUPAWAT, S., TAKEHANA, T., YOSHIDA, S., HIRAGA, K. and ODA, K. 2016. Ideonella sakaiensis sp. nov., isolated from a microbial consortium that degrades poly(ethylene terephthalate) Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 2813-2818. Yoshida S et al. A bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate). Science. 2016 Mar 11;351(6278):1196-9.

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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