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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species > Atopobium vaginae
Atopobium vaginae
BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
Trypticase Soy Agar/Broth

Atopobium vaginae is anaerobic.

Gram Stain:
Atopobium vaginae is Gram stain positive.

Atopobium vaginae is non-motile.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Actinobacteria; Actinobacteria; Coriobacteridae; Coriobacteriales; Coriobacterineae; Coriobacteriaceae; Atopobium

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Not known


The type strain for Atopobium vaginae was isolated from the vaginal flora from a healthy woman.

Human health and disease:
While ATCC lists Atopobium vaginae as BSL1 there are literature reports of isolation of Atopobium vaginae from patients. Therefore, this bacterium shoudl be treated as a potential pathogen.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.

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