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Listeria innocua

Listeria innocua

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14340

Current Name

Listeria innocua

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Columbia blood agar, 37°C, CO₂, 48 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Atypical haemolytic Listeria innocua strain that contains genes clusters analogous to the pathogenicity island present in Listeria monocytogenes.

Additional Info

Accession Date



D. Volokov (US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA)

Isolated From

Imported Korean Clams. Maryland, USA. 1995.


Accessioned into NCTC < D. Volokov < Isolated by Dr. A. D. Hitchins (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration, Maryland, USA)



J. Johnson et al. Natural Atypical Listeria innocua Strains with Listeria monocytogenes Pathogenicity Island 1 Genes. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Jul; 70(7): 4256?4266.D. V. Volokhov et al. The Presence of the Internalin Gene in Natural Atypically Hemolytic Listeria innocua Strains Suggests Descent from L. monocytogenes. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Mar; 73(6): 1928?1939

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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