Monascus purpureus Went, teleomorph (ATCC® 16357)

Strain Designations: CBS 280.34 [IFO 4489, Tian taohu I]  /  Product Format: frozen

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Deposited As Monascus albidus Sato, teleomorph
Strain Designations CBS 280.34 [IFO 4489, Tian taohu I]
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain yes (type strain of Monascus albidus)
Preceptrol® no
Medium Medium 323: Malt agar medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30.0°C
Name of Depositor CBS
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--CBS<<--R. Nakazawa strain Tian taohu I <<--- K. Sato
Tian taohu (fermented bean curd)

Hawksworth DL, Pitt JI. A new taxonomy for Monascus species based on cultural and microscopical characters. Aust. J. Bot. 31: 51-61, 1983.

Sato K. Classification of oriental Monascus. Bull. Agric. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 12: 583-586, 1936.

type strain of Monascus albidus

type strain of Monascus albidus

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