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Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety

Bacteria Collection: Listeria innocua

NCTC Number: NCTC 14340
Current Name: Listeria innocua
Original Strain Reference: PRL/NW 15B95
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, 37C, CO2, 48 hours
Isolated From: Imported Korean Clams. Maryland, USA. 1995.
Bibliography: J. Johnson et al. Natural Atypical Listeria innocua Strains with Listeria monocytogenes Pathogenicity Island 1 Genes. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Jul; 70(7): 4256?4266.

D. V. Volokhov et al. The Presence of the Internalin Gene in Natural Atypically Hemolytic Listeria innocua Strains Suggests Descent from L. monocytogenes. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Mar; 73(6): 1928?1939
Data: Atypical haemolytic Listeria innocua strain that contains genes clusters analogous to the pathogenicity island present in Listeria monocytogenes.
Accession Date: 19.06.2019
History: Accessioned into NCTC < D. Volokov < Isolated by Dr. A. D. Hitchins (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration, Maryland, USA)
Authority: (ex Seeliger and Schoofs 1979) Seeliger 1983
Depositor: D. Volokov (US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA)
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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