Culture Collections

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Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety

Bacteria Collection: Listeria monocytogenes

NCTC Number: NCTC 14242
Current Name: Listeria monocytogenes
Type Strain: No
Family: Listeriaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Antigenic Properties: Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4
Conditions for growth on solid media: Columbia Blood agar, 37C, O2, 24 hours
Isolated From: Human, blood. UK. October 2017.
Bibliography: ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb, multi-locus sequence type 6, infections linked to frozen corn and possibly to other frozen vegetables ? first update. Published online 03.07.2018
Data: Associated with the a several years long european outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb MLST ST6 associated with frozen sweetcorn and frozen vegetable consumption.
Other Typing Information: MLST ST6
Accession Date: 07.12.2018
History: Accessioned into NCTC < C. Amar < Isolate referred from hospital in UK
Authority: (Murray et al. 1926) Pirie 1940
Depositor: C. Amar (Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England, Colindale, London, 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.

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