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Bacteria Collection: Bacillus stearothermophilus

NCTC Number: NCTC 10003
Current Name: Bacillus stearothermophilus
Original Strain Reference: Kelsey
Other Collection No: DSM 494; KELSEY
Previous Catalogue Name: Bacillus stearothermophilus
Type Strain: No
Family: Bacillaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: nutrient agar,60, aerobic
Conditions for growth on liquid media: nutrient broth,60, aerobic
Bibliography: KELSEY J C 1961 J CLIN PATH 14 313
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Ref #: 100
Author(s): Manachini,P.L.;Craveri,A.;Guicciardi,A.
Journal: Ann. Microbiol. Enzimol.
Title: Composizione in basi dell acido desossiribonucleico di forme mesofile termofacoltative e termofile dell genere Bacillus.
Volume: 18
Page(s): 1
Year: 1968
Ref #: 1496
Title: Gas-Sterilisatoren, Bio-Indikatoren zur Prüfung auf Wirksamkeit. DIN 58948, Teil 4.
Ref #: 411
Author(s): Kelsey,J.C.
Journal: J. Clin. Pathol.
Volume: 14
Page(s): 313
Year: 1961
Ref #: 6848
Author(s): Spicher,G.;Peters,J.;Borchers,U.
Journal: Hyg. Med.
Title: Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus staerothermophilus as test organisms or bioindicators: the effect of carrier properties on the resistance to steam.
Volume: 3
Page(s): 190-195
Year: 1996
Data: J. C. Kelsey, LSHTM in 1957 / Steam sterilization control / Kelsey, J. C. (1961) J. clin. Path. 14, 313
Accession Date: 01/01/1957
Authority: Donk 1920 (AL)
Depositor: KELSEY J C
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S435 (Bacillus stearothermophilus) - Date of change: 5/02/2003
Other: DISINFECTANTS AND STERILIZERS: STANDARD STRAINS Steam Sterilizers: Low temperature steam and formaldehyde sterilizers Steam sterilizer
Biosafety Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country

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