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Shigella dysenteriae

Shigella dysenteriae

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14127

Current Name

Shigella dysenteriae

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

Shiga 15

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 37°C, O₂, 24 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Antigenic Properties

Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1

Toxin Status

Positive for shigatoxin genes.

Other Typing Conditions

Sequence type: 260

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

A part of the Murray Collection, a collection of pre-antibiotic era isolates dated 1917-1954. This strain has no known plasmids (As described in K.S. Baker et al 2015). Positive for ipaH and stx1a. Negative for aggR, eae and stx2 genes.

Additional Info

Accession Date



R.G.E Murray

Isolated From

Unknown. Geographic origin unknown. Pre-1931.


Accessioned into NCTC < Transferred to NCTC c.1980 < R.G.E Murray < Everitt George Dunn Murray (1964)



K.S. Baker et al, The Murray Collection of pre-antibiotic era Enterobacteriacae: a unique research resource, Genome Medicine, 2015 Professor EGD Murray, an appreciation

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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