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Ward's® Live Streptococcus pneumoniae Culture - PATHOGEN

Avg. Ratings: 1.0 (1 Review)
WARD470179-172 WARD470179-498
No Lancefield group shown, alpha hemolysis. Bile solubility test positive, optochin sensitive. Causes pneumonia. 

  • Biosafety Level: 2
  • Motility: Negative
  • Morphology: Cocci in chains
  • Gram Reaction: Positive
  • Respiration: Aerobic
  • Hemolysis: Alpha
All microbial 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.

Ward’s Science is not affiliated with the American Type Culture Collection and does not provide ATCC numbers for our organisms.

Ordering information: Microbial and fungal cultures are restricted and can only be ordered by educational professionals.

These products contain living or perishable materials and will ship via overnight or second day delivery. Please specify a delivery date during checkout

Caution: This organism is pathogenic, Ward’s recommends that you utilize proper aseptic technique when handling all microorganisms.



Item # Description Media Incubation Conditions Storage Conditions Packaging Unit Availability Price Quantity
470179-498 S. pneumoniae: Freeze dried with media pack
Live Product
Blood Agar 37°C Freezer Lyophilized Kit of 1 Retrieving Restricted

Temperature sensitive This Item is temperature-controlled and may have specific temperature and storage requirements for shipping/delivery.

470179-172 Streptococcus pneumoniae
Live Product
Blood Agar 37°C - Tube Each Retrieving Restricted

Temperature sensitive This Item is temperature-controlled and may have specific temperature and storage requirements for shipping/delivery.

restricted This product is marked as restricted and can only be purchased by approved Shipping Accounts. To apply for a shipping account number, click here. If you need further assistance, call Customer Service at 800-387-9393 or email


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Avg. Ratings: 1.0 out of 5

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Ashley the Biol Seattle, WA
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No, I didn't recommend
Culture was dead/non-existant - This culture is received in a Blood Agar slant. When I received my culture, it didn't look like there was any streaking on the slant. Even though I didn't see any streaking, I decided to go ahead and try to culture the bacteria in hopes that there was enough bacteria there for some growth to happen. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I will likely try again with ordering a new slant of this bacte
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