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Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety

Bacteria Collection: Brucella melitensis

NCTC Number: NCTC 8334
Current Name: Brucella melitensis
Original Strain Reference: Razzack
Other Collection No: RAZZACK
Previous Catalogue Name: Brucella melitensis
Other Names: Brucella melitensis biovar Melitensis
Type Strain: No
Family: Brucellaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 3
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: Columbia Blood agar, 37C, O2, 72 hours
Isolated From: human, blood culture indian seaman
Data: G.L. Robinson, Greenwich in 1951 / Blood culture, Indian seamen
Variety: Biotype 3
Accession Date: 01/01/1951
Authority: (Hughes 1893) Meyer and Shaw 1920 emend. Verger et al. 1985
Depositor: ROBINSON G L
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S644 (Brucella melitensis (Hughes 1893) Meyer and Shaw 1920 emend. Verger et al. 1985) - Date of change: 5/02/2003
Additional Information: This pathogen is listed as a specified animal pathogen according to The Specified Animal Pathogens Order 2008. As such a SAPO licence is required to possess or work on this pathogen and is the responsibility of the customer to obtain from the HSE (UK only) The regulation of specified animal pathogens
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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Available Formats

Ampoule (Bacteria)
Bacterial DNA - 2µg

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