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Bacteria Collection: Listeria monocytogenes

NCTC Number: NCTC 11994
Current Name: Listeria monocytogenes
Original Strain Reference: F. 646/86
Other Collection No: WDCM 00019
Previous Catalogue Name: Listeria monocytogenes
Type Strain: No
Family: Listeriaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: Columbia blood agar, 24-48 hours, 30°C, aerobic
Whole Genome Sequence:
Data: P. N. Pini, Food Hygiene Laboratory, CPHL Colindale in 1986 / Soft cheese / Serovar 4b / Reported in: Br. Med. J. (1986) 292, 1386 and PHLS Microbiol. Digest 3 (2), 36 / Associated with case of meningitis after eating cheese / Bannister, B. A. (1987) J. Infect. 15, 165
Accession Date: 1986
Authority: (Murray et al. 1926) Pirie 1940 (AL)
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S1691 (Listeria monocytogenes (murray et al. 1926) pirie 1940) - Date of change: 16/06/2007 by NCTCUp to 16/06/2007: ? (NCTC 11994) - Date of change: 04/02/2003
Other: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Listeria monocytogenesThe Type Strain of L. monocytogenes is NCTC 10357, but it is atypical in the CAMP test (with Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 1803) and is non-haemolytic: phenotypically, it identifies as Listeria innocua. This culture is also non-motile. For a typical strain of L. monocytogenes we recommend NCTC 7973. (See also: Jones, D. & Seeliger, H. P. R. (1983) Int. J. syst. Bact 33, 429)
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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