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The scientific names of bacteria enumerated in this Catalogue are given in accordance with the accepted nomenclature of these organisms. In this Catalogue are used the valid names of bacteria which have been published in the International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology (IJSB), Index of the Bacterial and Yeast Nomenclatural Changes, as well as the invalid names of some strains. If the correct species name is not known, the strain is referred to as "sp." instead of the species name. When preparing this Catalogue use was also made of the current hand books [Bergey's, 1984] and original papers [Chumakova et al., 1972, Reichelt, Baumann, 1973, Reichelt et al., 1976, Baumann et al., 1980, Vorobyova et al., 1982, Primakova et al., 1983a,b, 1986].

A brief explanation of the catalogue scheme.

The cultures listed in the Catalogue are arranged into groups. Each of them contains the strains of one species enumerated by their increasing numbers in CC IBSO. Type strains are indicated as Type. Below is example of the record of bacterial strain with short comments.

Photobacterium leiognathi(1) Boisvert,Chatelain et Bassot 1967(2)

54(3) Synonym: Photobacterium mandapamensis Hendrie,

Hodkiss et Shewan 1970.(9)

Seawater, 200 m.(11)

Ex: The Pacific, 09o45'S, 164o09'E.(12)

(Medium 1, S-4, 25oC, 3, S-6)(13),

(1, 4, 5, 14, 15)(14)


(1) The names of the genus, species, subspecies are valid according to the lists of approved names in some cases; the Catalogue also gives in inverted commas the names of bacteria invalid by the time of its publication. All valid names are given in medium italics, invalid ones, in italics;

(2) The author(s) who described and redescribed the (sub)species and the year of publication (according to the lists of approved names);

(3) Strain number in CC IBSO;

(4) The type strain for given species (subspecies);

(5) Collection (its abbreviation is given), person and/or organization from where the strain was obtained, under what number or designation;

(6) History of the strain in the chronological order, the movement of the strain is indicated by the arrow;

(7) In brackets, the designations of given strain in CC IBSO (dublicates) and in some other collections (taking into consideration the latest catalogues); the names of known investigators can be also given, the designation or name of the strain in their working collections;

(8) The name under which the strain was received in CC IBSO;

(9) Synonyms and old names (invalid) of a given strain;

(10) The given strain was the type strain for the species with the old name;

(11) The isolation substrate;

(12) The place where the strain was isolated, the names of Sea, Ocean, country and coordinates are given;

(13) Medium and temperature of cultivation which provide good restoration and development of the strain after its submission as well as the methods of storage and preservation enumerated in the lists of designations of these methods (see below);

(14) Bibliographic reference whose number corresponds to the serial number in the lists of references given in the Catalogue.


S-1. Aerobic subculturing in liquid medium

S-4. Subculturing on agar slants

S-6. Subculturing in semiliquid medium under vaseline oil

F-2. Freeze-drying of cultures from liquid nutrient medium in sucrose-gelatine agar