Culture Collections

Bacteria and Mycoplasmas detail

Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety

Bacteria Collection: Mycobacterium chimaera

NCTC Number: NCTC 13933
Current Name: Mycobacterium chimaera
Original Strain Reference: HCU 15
Type Strain: No
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: LJ Slopes, 37C, O2, 6 weeks
Isolated From: Environment; Heater-cooler unit (Marquet HCU 40). UK. August 2015.
Data: Isolated during a multi-national outbreak of Mycobacterium chimaera infections following cardiac surgery.
Accession Date: 12.05.2017
History: Accessioned into NCTC < Isolated by G. Moore & S. Collins (Public Health England, Porton Down, UK)
Authority: Tortoli et al. 2004
Depositor: G. Moore (Public Health England, Biosafety Air and Water Microbiology Group, Porton Down, UK)
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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The Culture Collections hold cell cultures, bacteria, fungi and virus strains from worldwide sources. Our scientists ensure that the identification of the cultures is correct and they remain unchanged from when they are first deposited with the Collection. Nevertheless, some of the data we provide about the cultures is supplied by the person depositing the strains and, although we have multiple checking procedures in place, we cannot always verify all their data. Please note that the Culture Collections cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the data provided by the depositors.

Cultures supplied by Culture Collections are to be used as controls for microbiology testing and for research purposes only. Please view the Terms & Conditions of Supply for more information.

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Ampoule (Bacteria)

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