Bacteria that are BSL-1 compliant.

John Gentile yjgent at cox.net
Thu Aug 15 21:46:16 EST 2002

Actually the list of organisms that need BSL 2 and higher is a lot shorter!

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> From: Nick Harby <harby at dcwi.com>
> Organization: Posted via Supernews, http://www.supernews.com
> Reply-To: harby at dcwi.com
> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 11:39:59 -0500
> Subject: Re: Bacteria that are BSL-1 compliant.
> Check the ATCC bacteria lists of the species you are interested in.
> Many as you suspect are Biosafety Level 1.
> Paul Herrera wrote:
>> What bacterial agents are approved for use under Biosafety Level 1
>> (BSL-1) protocols. So far I have found 4:
>> Bacillus subtilis var. niger
>> Escherichia coli (K-12 strain)
>> Lactobacillus acidophilus
>> Lactobacillus casei
>> Surely there are more that these four strains. Any help will be
>> appreciated. Thanks.
>> P. Herrera
>> Dept. Veterinary Anatomy and Public Health
>> Texas A&M University
>> pherrera at cvm.tamu.edu

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