This organism is occasionally isolated from soil, but most frequently from smegma- a secretion from male and female genitalia.
- Biosafety Level: 1
- Gram Stain: positive, but not readily stained
- Acid Fast Stain: Positive
- Morphology: Slender rods with branching or Y-shapes
- Motility: Negative
- Respiration: Aerobic
All bacterial cultures undergo an extensive quality control program prior to releasing for sale, so they are guaranteed for purity as well as for species.
This organism is offered as a ready-to-use tube culture, as well as in a freeze-dried culture for longer storage.
Freeze-dried organisms come with everything you need to rehydrate and culture the organism when you're ready.
Ordering information: These products contain living or perishable materials and will ship via overnight or 2nd day delivery. Please specify a delivery date during checkout.
Bacterial and fungal cultures are restricted and can only be ordered by educational and research professionals.
Ward's Science is not affiliated with the American Type Culture Collection and does not provide corresponding ATCC numbers for our organisms.
Caution: Although this organism is non-pathogenic, Ward’s recommends that you utilize proper aseptic technique when handling all microorganisms. Ward's adheres to the Biosafety Guidelines for Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, as published by the National Institutes of Health.