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Streptococcus salivarius subsp. salivarius

Streptococcus salivarius subsp. salivarius

Catalogue No.

NCTC 8618

Current Name

Streptococcus salivarius subsp. salivarius

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference


General Info


Andrewes and Horder 1906 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 7073, CCUG 11878, CCUG 17825, CCUG 50207, CIP 102503, DSM 20560, HAMBI 1716, JCM 5707, LMG 11489, NCFB 1779, NCIMB 701779, 275



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Columbia blood agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info


Sorbitol: -

Sucrose: +


Lancefield Group K, Sherman type 1

Antigenic Properties

serovar group k

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Lysine decarboxylase: -

Phenylalanone aminotransferase: -

Strain Data

(ATCC 7073) Type strain / ATCC in 1950 / Streptococcus cardioarthritidis / Sherman type I / Sherman, J. M. et al. (1943) J. Bact. 45, 249

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

not recorded



Previous Catalogue Name

Streptococcus salivarius


Extended Bibliography

Skerman,V.B.D, McGowan,V, Sneath,P.H.A.(ed), (1980), Approved Lists of Bacterial Names., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 225-420, A study of the streptococci pathogenic for man Subspecies names automatically created by Rule 46,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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