CPC Definition - Subclass C12R
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Subclass C12R covers microorganisms which are a new natural isolate or a new mutant where the mutated gene is not known.
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Special rules of classification
All information should be given a symbol: for example, if new natural isolates of Clostridium, Streptococcus, Hansenula and Petromyces are part of the invention in the application, then classification in C12R 1/145, C12R 1/46, C12R 1/78 and C12R 1/645 should be given.
Subclass C12R covers microorganisms which are a new natural isolate or a new mutant where the mutated gene is not known. Thus subject-matter of the type "A novel isolated bacterial strain of Gluconacetobacter oboediens having accession number MTCC 5610, wherein the said strain being deposited at the Microbial Type Culture Collection, MTCC, Chandigarh, India a depository recognized under the Budapest Treaty" is classified under C12R 1/02 only.
However when there is further characterizing information present, e.g. a method for culturing said microorganism , such subject-matter is classified under C12N 1/00+. Thus subject-matter of the type "The strain as above, wherein it is isolated from mixed fruit residue mixed with sugar and water in the ratio of l to 3 : 0.1 to 0.5 : 2 to 4 respectively followed by incubating at a temperature of 25 to 35 degree C for 10 to 15 days under static culture conditions" is classified under C12N 1/20.
When both types of disclosure are present then both classification symbols are allocated.
Glossary of terms
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