|NBRC No.||NBRC 13699|
|Scientific Name of this Strain||Desulfovibrio desulfuricans subsp. desulfuricans(Beijerinck 1895) Kluyver and van Niel 1936|
|History||IFO 13699 <- ATCC 7757 <- R.L. Starkey, C-6|
|Other Culture Collection No.||ATCC 7757=NCIB 8372|
|Cultivation Temp.||37 C|
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|Shipping as||Glass ampoule (L-dried)|
Desulfovibrio desulfuricans is a Gram-negative sulfate-reducing bacteria. It is generally found in soils, waters, and the stools of animals, although in rare cases it has been found to cause infection in humans. It is particularly noted for its ability to produce methyl mercury.
Desulfovibrio desulfuricans has been described as a motile, rod-shaped, Gram-negative obligate anaerobe with polar flagella. It measures approximately 3μm by 0.5μm.