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Rhodococcus opacus

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Rhodococcus opacus Klatte et al. 1995  

IEGM 263

Coidentity: BIM B-1221

<- 1989, I.B. Ivshina, IEGM, 70F <- A.S. Samsonova, INMI NANB, 70F. Received as: Rhodococcus erythropolis. Until 1999 preserved as Rhodococcus erhythropolis. Isolated from: soil, lavsan (polyether fibre) production, Belarus. Taxonomy/description: shows positive results with Rhodococcus opacus primers in a species-specific PCR (245). Properties: degrades oil and oil products; resistant to Pb2+ (5.0 mM). (Medium 2 or 8, 28oC).

Medium: 2, 8

Reference(s): 245, 257, 349