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Copyright Rodicheva E.K., Vydryakova G.A., Medvedeva S.E.,

Institute of Biophysics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch

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The work was supported by the RFBR (grants № 96-04-62090, 00-07-90111, 02-07-06093)

The luminous bacterium culture catalogue gives an idea of the special collection of luminous marine bacteria held at the Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBSO). The catalogue contains the description maintained strains of marine luminous bacteria (free-living and associate, including symbiotic) belonging to 5 species (Photobacterium phosphoreum, P. kishitanii, P.leiognathi, Vibrio harveyi and V. fischeri). The luminous bacteria of the Collection were isolated in various regions of the Indian, the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, of the Black, Mediterranean and other seas, from tropical to polar latitudes and from the surface layers to the depth of several thousand meters. The description includes the strain history, synonyms and commonly encountered previous names, isolation substrates, and georaphical location. The catalogue also contains recipes for recommended media, preservation and storage conditions, methods of quick identification of strains, and potentially important biotechnological properties of the strains. Brief information on the peculiarities of morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and metabolism of luminous bacteria is supplemented with illustrations, such as advertisements of preparations for the bioluminescent analysis, based on freeze-dried luminous bacteria as well as the bienzyme luciferase- oxidoreductase system isolated from the cell. The cited litersture is compiled of the books and papers on the physiology, taxonomy, biochemistry, ultrastructure, and ecology of these microorganisms. The catalogue is intended for specialists in microbiology and biotechnology; it may also be a guidebook for selecting the strain, which will be best, suited for a particular purpose. The Collection in primarily used for educational purposes.

CONTACT INFORMATION AND SERVICES Address: Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology and bioluminescence, Akademgorodok, 660036, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

Curator of Collection Dr. S.E.Medvedeva

Tel. (391) 249-45-27

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