Aspergillus brasiliensis Varga et al. (ATCC® 9642-U)

Strain Designations: SN 26 [Australian Mycol. Panel series 26, CBS 246.65, DSM 63263, IFO 6342, IMI 91855, NRRL 3536, NRRL A-5243, QM 386]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Aspergillus niger van Tieghem, anamorph
Strain Designations SN 26 [Australian Mycol. Panel series 26, CBS 246.65, DSM 63263, IFO 6342, IMI 91855, NRRL 3536, NRRL A-5243, QM 386]
Application Degrades plastics
Fungus resistance testing for adhesives, airborne equipment, automotive components, cork, electrical insulation, leather, polymers, and varnish
Produces isopullulanase pullulan 4-glucanohydrolase and lactoylglutathione glyoxalase I
Testing wood preservatives
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® yes
This strain was recently re-named as Aspergillus brasiliensis according to the reference Varga et al. 2007.
Sequenced Data
Not available
Name of Depositor WH Weston
Chain of Custody ATCC <-- WH Weston
Wireless radio equipment, New South Wales, Australia
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AB001940 Aspergillus niger DNA for isopullulanase precursor, complete cds.


Inoue Y, et al. Metabolism of 2-ketoaldehydes in mold: purification and characterization of glyoxalase I from Aspergillus niger. J. Biochem. 102: 583-589, 1987. PubMed: 3123469

Klausmeier RE. Results of the second interlaboratory experiment of biodeterioration of plastics. Int. Biodeterior. Bull. 8: 3-7, 1972.

Sakano Y, et al. Pullulan 4-glucanohydrolase from Aspergillus niger. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 153: 180-187, 1972. PubMed: 4650606

Schmidt E, French DW. Two-day mold testing using a contact agar method. For. Prod. J. 29: 39-42, 1979.

Varga J, et al. Aspergillus brasiliensis sp. nov., a biseriate black Aspergillus species with world-wide distribution. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 57: 1925-1932, 2007.

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