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Organism: Clostridium scindens
Author: Morris et al.
History: << ATCC << L. V. Holdeman, VPI 13733 << V. Bokkenheuser 19
Other Collection No.: ATCC 35704 ;DSM 5676
Source: human feces, New York
Production : steroid desmolase, 7a -dehydroxylase, 7b -dehydrogenase, 20-a -hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase--B1831, B1833;
Category: anaerobe
Growth Conditions: 37°C 3 day(s)
Biosafety Level: 1
Oxygen Requirement: Anaerobic
Type Strain: YES
    Reference: B1831
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Morris, G. N., J. Winter, E. P. Cato, A. E. Ritchie, and V. D. Bokkenheuser. 1985. Clostridium scindens sp. nov., a human intestinal bacterium with desmolytic activity on corticoids. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 37: 478-481.
Krafft, A. E., and P. B. Hylemon. 1989. Purification and characterization of a novel form of 20-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase from Clostridium scindens. J. Bacteriol. 171: 2925-2932.


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