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NR-273  Clostridium botulinum, VPI 1731 (Type B, Non-Proteolytic)
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Organism: Clostridium botulinum
Designations: VPI 1731 (Type B, Non-Proteolytic)
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: -60°C or colder
Contributor: ATCC®
Quantity limit per order for this item is 1. This item can be ordered twice a year. Orders over this limit will be sent to NIAID for approval before shipment.

Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), strain VPI 1731 (also referred to as Eklund 17B, CDC-4848) was isolated by Mel Eklund and transferred to Dr. Louis D. S. Smith of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) who deposited the material to the ATCC ® in 1970.

The complete genome sequence of C. botulinum, strain VPI 1731 is available [GenBank: CP001056 (chromosome) and CP001057 (pCLL plasmid)].

Each vial contains approximately 0.7 mL of bacterial culture in Modified Reinforced Clostridial broth supplemented with 10% glycerol.

Note: If homogeneity is required for your intended use, please purify prior to initiating work.
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was obtained through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Clostridium botulinum, Strain VPI 1731 (Type B, Non-Proteolytic), NR-273."
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