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Institutional Biosafety Committee

Level 1 Organisms

The following organisms (bacteria and fungi) are classified as Biosafety Level 1 and are not pathogenic to plants or humans. They are readily available in pure culture from most biological supply houses. Most supply houses will provide culture information on the bacteria as well as their type and gram stain.

  • Actobacter aceti
  • Alcaligenes faecalis
  • Aquaspirillum intersonii
  • Aquaspirillum serpens
  • Aquaspirillum sinuosum
  • Arthrobacter globiformis
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Azobacter chrococcum
  • Azobacter vinelandii
  • Bacillus brevis
  • Bacillus coalulans
  • Bacillus megeterium
  • Bacillus sphacrius
  • Bacillus stearothermorphilius
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Brevibacterium linens
  • Cacillus cercus mycoides
  • Caulobacter vibroides
  • Clostridium butyricium
  • Corynebacterium xerosis
  • Dictyostelium discoideum
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Eschederia coli (K12 only)
  • Flavobacterium capsulatum
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Micrococcus luteus
  • Micrococcus roseus
  • Penicillium notatum
  • Physarum polycephalum
  • Rhizobium leguminosarum
  • Rhizopus stolonifer
  • Rhodospirillum rubrum
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Saprolegnia
  • Sordaria fimicola
  • Spirrilum volutans
  • Streptococcus lactis
  • Streptococcus salivarius
  • Streptomyces albus
  • Streptomyces griseus
  • Streptomyces venezuelae
  • Streptomyces violaceus
  • Thiobacillus thioparus
  • Vibrio fischeri
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