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  • Obtaining strains from the STEC Center

    The STEC Center at Michigan State University is supported by NIAID of the National Institutes of Health through the Food and Waterborne Diseases Integrated Research Network, Microbiology Research Unit (Research contract N01-AI-30058), Michigan State University (Principal Investigator is Thomas S. Whittam). Pathogenic strains are supplied for research purposes only. Strains can be obtained individually or in sets.

    To obtain strains, email the STEC Center( with your name, affiliation, complete address, FAX number, and the list of strains requested. When your request is processed, you will receive an email confirmation and an MTA (material transfer agreement) by FAX. The MTA must be signed by the appropriate individual at your institute and returned to Michigan State University by FAX. Cultures will be shipped as agar stabs by overnight express mail.

    Operated by Shannon D. Manning at Michigan State University