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Streptococcus sanguinis

Streptococcus sanguinis

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7863

Current Name

Streptococcus sanguinis

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference


General Info


White and Niven 1946

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 10556, CCUG 17826, CCUG 35770, CIP 55.128, DSM 20567, JCM 5708, LMG 14702, SK1, Sbe I



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


Galactose: +

Sorbitol: -


Lancefield Group H, Streptococcus sanguinis type 1

Antigenic Properties

serovar serotype 1

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Gelatinase: -

Lecithinase / alpha: -

Strain Data

(ATCC 10556) Type strain / ATCC in 1949 / Subacute bacterial endocarditis / Group H, Type I / Hare, R. (1935) J. path. Bact. 41, 499 / White, J. C. & Niven, C. F. Jr. (1946) J. Bact. 51, 717 / Washburn, M. R. et al. (1946) J. Bact. 51, 723

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

human, subacute bacterial endocarditis



Previous Catalogue Name

Streptococcus sanguis



WHITE J C & NIVEN C F JNR. 1946 J.BACT. 51 717; WASHBURN M R ET.AL. 1946

Extended Bibliography

SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors), (1980), Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 225-420, WHITE (J.C.) and NIVEN Jr. (C.F.), (1946), Streptococcus s.b.e.: a streptococcus associated with subacute bacterial endocarditis, 717-722, Taxonomic study of viridans streptococci: description of Streptococcus gordonii sp. nov. and emended descriptions of Streptococcus sanguis (White and Niven 1946), Streptococcus oralis (Bridge and Sneath 1982), and Streptococcus mitis (Andrewes and Horder 1906),

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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