BCRC Number: 80071
Organism: Bacteroides fragilis
Author: Castellani and Chalmers et al.
History: << NCTC << Bergan T University Of Oslo, B. Hovig.
Other Collection No.: NCTC 10581; ATCC 23745; DSM 1396
Source: human, empyema fluid
Growth Conditions: 37°C 2 day(s)
Biosafety Level: 2
Oxygen Requirement: Anaerobic
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