Culture Collections

NCTC Bacterial DNA



NCTC holds nearly 5100 type and reference bacterial strains.  DNA from 150 Hazard Group 2 and 3 strains from the NCTC collection have been selected and are available via the online catalogue. 

The DNA supplied (approximately 2µg) is high molecular weight and is therefore suitable for a wide range of molecular applications including whole genome sequencing.

A full list of the strains that are available/coming soon in this format can be found below. 

Although stock is shown as 'Stock Unknown', stock is available for all strains.

NCTC  No. Organism name
NCTC 624 Brucella abortus
NCTC 1478 Brucella abortus
NCTC 3605 Brucella abortus
NCTC 7471 Brucella abortus
NCTC 8038 Brucella abortus
NCTC 10093 Brucella abortus
NCTC 8223 Brucella melitensis
NCTC 8334 Brucella melitensis
NCTC 10094 Brucella melitensis
NCTC 10508 Brucella melitensis
NCTC 10509 Brucella melitensis
NCTC 10070 Brucella neotomae
NCTC 10071 Brucella neotomae
NCTC 10072 Brucella neotomae
NCTC 10512 Brucella ovis
NCTC 5061 Brucella suis
NCTC 10097 Brucella suis
NCTC 10316 Brucella suis
NCTC 10385 Brucella suis
NCTC 10510 Brucella suis
NCTC 10511 Brucella suis
NCTC 3709 Burkholderia mallei
NCTC 12938 Burkholderia mallei
NCTC 6700 Burkholderia pseudomallei
NCTC 10274 Burkholderia pseudomallei
NCTC 12939 Burkholderia pseudomallei
NCTC 3529 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7288 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7289 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7290 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7359 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7838 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7839 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7840 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7843 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 8682 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 9823 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 10349 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 10481 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7285 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7286 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 7287 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
NCTC 380 Corynebacterium diphtheriae var mitis
NCTC 7883 Corynebacterium xerosis
NCTC 10538 Escherichia coli K12
NCTC 12079 Shiga-toxic Escherichia coli (STEC)
NCTC 12080 Shiga-toxic Escherichia coli (STEC)
NCTC 10857 Francisella tularensis subsp. holartica
NCTC 8159 Mycobacterium smegmatis
NCTC 13908 Mycobacterium scrofulaceum  
NCTC 13911 Mycobacterium simiae    
NCTC 13915 Mycobacterium szulgai  
NCTC 13918 Mycobacterium tuberculosis EAI5  
NCTC 13910 Mycobacterium xenopi 
NCTC 13031 Mycobacterium abscessus
NCTC 13034 Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium
NCTC 5693 Mycobacterium bovis
NCTC 10772 Mycobacterium bovis
NCTC 13025 Mycobacterium intracellulare
NCTC 10268 Mycobacterium kansasii
NCTC 8710 Mycobacterium microti
NCTC 10831 Mycobacterium szulgai
NCTC 13144 Mycobacterium tuberculosis
NCTC 13477 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13479 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13481 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13482 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13483 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13817 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13818 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13819 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13820 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 13822 Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
NCTC 3372 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 3375 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 6455 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 6457 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8249 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8255 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8335 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8365 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8454 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8554 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8556 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8557 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8568 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8569 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 8570 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 9388 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 9390 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 9714 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 10025 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 10026 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 10027 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 10028 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 10790 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 10791 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 10792 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 10793 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 11202 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 11203 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 11423 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 11884 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 12083 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 12084 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 12085 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 12087 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 12163 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 13280 Neisseria meningitidis
NCTC 5735 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Choleraesuis
NCTC 13 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Paratyphi A
NCTC 9322 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Paratyphi A
NCTC 96 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Paratyphi C
NCTC 160 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhi
NCTC 779 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhi
NCTC 786 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhi
NCTC 8393 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhi
NCTC 8385 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhi
NCTC 8576 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9327 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9329 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9330 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9331 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9332 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9333 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9353 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9354 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9355 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9356 Shigella boydii
NCTC 9357 Shigella boydii
NCTC 12985 Shigella boydii
NCTC 2966 Shigella dysenteriae
NCTC 4837 Shigella dysenteriae
NCTC 6340 Shigella dysenteriae
NCTC 9721 Shigella dysenteriae
NCTC 9763 Shigella dysenteriae
NCTC 9956 Shigella dysenteriae
NCTC 11868 Shigella dysenteriae
NCTC 8296 Shigella flexneri
NCTC 8336 Shigella flexneri
NCTC 8521 Shigella flexneri
NCTC 8527 Shigella flexneri
NCTC 12698 Shigella flexneri
NCTC 7924 Shigella sonnei
NCTC 12984 Shigella sonnei 
NCTC 144 Yersinia pestis
NCTC 570 Yersinia pestis
NCTC 5923 Yersinia pestis
NCTC 5924 Yersinia pestis
NCTC 10030 Yersinia pestis

NCTC also provides bespoke extraction services for nucleic acid extraction from other strains in the collection. For further information, please email:

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