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22nd January 2019  Content supplied by: NCIMB

Newly Isolated Intestinal Microbiota Strains added to the NCIMB Reference Collection

Researchers from the Host-Microbiota Interactions Laboratory at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have added 20 strains to NCIMB’s reference collection, including a number of novel species and genera.

These strains are an exciting addition to the NCIMB collection. The work that this research group are doing in culturing and isolating gut bacteria is making a significant contribution to the understanding of gut microbiota and its compositional diversity, so we are delighted to be able to make the strains they have deposited available to the wider research community.

The strains are all strict anaerobes that have been isolated from human faecal samples. They are from a number of different families and genera including Bacteroides,Enterococcus, Escherichia, Propionibacterium, Sarcina, Bifidobacterium, Gordonibacter, Alistipes, Pediococcus, Lactobacillus and Clostridiaceae.

NCIMB manages the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria: a reference collection of ACDP hazard group 1 and 2 microorganisms that includes many environmentally important and industrially useful bacteria, plasmids and bacteriophages. The collection is continuously expanding as a result of new accessions from the international research community.

To purchase strains, or for information on how to deposit strains with NCIMB visit our website 

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Date Published: 22nd January 2019

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