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Bacteria Collection: Neisseria meningitidis

NCTC Number: NCTC 6457
Current Name: Neisseria meningitidis
Original Strain Reference: 37A
Other Collection No: ATCC 6254; 37A
Previous Catalogue Name: Neisseria meningitidis
Type Strain: No
Family: Neisseriaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Antigenic Properties: serovar group d
Conditions for growth on solid media: chocolate blood agar,37, aerobic
Conditions for growth on liquid media: nutrient broth,37, aerobic
Isolated From: human, cerebrospinal fluid in 1928
Bibliography: BRANHAM S E ET AL 1931 PUBL HLTH REP WASH 46 897
Data: (ATCC 6254) ATCC in 1942 / S. E. Branham, NIH Maryland in 1938 / Redeposition by ATCC in 1943 / Cerebrospinal fluid in 1928 / Gordon & Murrays type IV / Branham, S. E. et al. (1931) Publ. Hlth. Rep., Wash. 46, 897
Accession Date: 01/01/1942
Authority: (Albrecht and Ghon 1901) Murray 1929 (AL)
Depositor: ATCC
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S2106 (Neisseria meningitidis (Albrecht and Ghon 1901) Murray 1929) - Date of change: 5/02/2003
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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Available Formats

Ampoule (Bacteria)
Bacterial DNA - 2µg

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