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Bacteria Collection: Shigella flexneri

NCTC Number: NCTC 14154
Current Name: Shigella flexneri
Original Strain Reference: Bane
Other Collection No: M56
Type Strain: No
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Antigenic Properties: Shigella flexneri serotype 1b
Conditions for growth on solid media: Nutrient Agar, 37C, O2, 24 hours
Isolated From: Unknown. Geographic origin unknown. Pre-1919.
Bibliography: K.S. Baker et al, The Murray Collection of pre-antibiotic era Enterobacteriacae: a unique research resource, Genome Medicine, 2015

Professor EGD Murray, an appreciation
Data: A part of the Murray Collection, a collection of pre-antibiotic era isolates dated 1917-1954. This strain has four known plasmids (As described in K.S. Baker et al 2015). Positive for ipaH gene. Negative for aggR, eae, stx1 and stx2 genes.
Other Typing Information: Sequence type: 245
Toxin Status: Negative for shigatoxin genes.
Accession Date: 11.06.2018
History: Accessioned into NCTC < Transferred to NCTC c.1980 < R.G.E Murray < Everitt George Dunn Murray (1964)
Authority: Castellani and Chalmers 1919
Depositor: R.G.E Murray
Biosafety Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with bio-safety regulations for their own country.

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