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Rhodococcus equi

Rhodococcus equi

Catalogue No.

NCTC 13926

Current Name

Rhodococcus equi

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Blood agar, 30°C, O₂, 48 hours

Special Growth Conditions

Growth at 37°C favours virulence plasmid loss

Biological and Genomic Info

Whole Genome Sequence

Chromosome: Genbank FN563149

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Carries the pVAPA virulence plasmid.

Additional Info

Accession Date



Prof. Jose Vazquez-Boland (University of Edinburgh, The Roslin Institute)

Isolated From

Horse, lung. Guelph, Canada, 01/06/1979.


Accessioned into NCTC < Prof. Jose Vazquez-Boland < Isolated by Prof. John. F. Prescott.



Letek et al.The genome of a pathogenic rhodococcus: cooptive virulence underpinned by key gene acquisitions. PLoS Genet. 2010 Sep 30;6(9).

Extended Bibliography

The genome of a pathogenic rhodococcus: cooptive virulence underpinned by key gene acquisitions.,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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