Aspergillus brasiliensis Varga et al. (ATCC® 16404)

Strain Designations: WLRI 034(120) [CBS 733.88, DSM 1387, DSM 1988, IFO 9455, IMI 149007, NCPF 2275]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Aspergillus niger van Tieghem, anamorph
Strain Designations WLRI 034(120) [CBS 733.88, DSM 1387, DSM 1988, IFO 9455, IMI 149007, NCPF 2275]
Application
Assay of antimicrobial preservatives
Media testing
Preparatory test control
Quality control strain
Sterility testing
Testing
Testing fungicides
Transformation host
Validation control
Reference strain for performance testing culture media listed by the ISO TC 34 SC 9 Joint Working Group 5 in the ISO 11133 and by the Working Party on Culture Media of the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH-WPCM)
Food testing
Pharmaceutical and Personal Care
Biosafety Level 1
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® no
Comments
This strain is recommended by ATCC for use in the tests described in ASTM Standard Test Method E979-91 where only the taxon is specified.
This strain was recently re-named as Aspergillus brasiliensis.
Use of impedance for preservative efficacy testing
Morphology Colonies initially white or yellowish, mycelium growing rapidly producing a dense layer of erect smooth-stiped, conidiophores terminated by globose vesicles bearing phialides (uniseriate) or metulae with phialides (biseriate) which produce dry chains of conidia. Reverse pale to grayish or greenish yellow. Vesicles radiate, initially pale, becoming dark brown to black. Conidia spherical, mid-to-dark brown, highly roughened with ridges and blunt or pointed protuberances, (3-)4-5(-6) µm in diameter.
Sporulation may be inhibited when grown in vessels with reduced gas exchange. Colonies may exhibit sectoring with areas of varying levels of sporulation. Use of freshly produced spores as inoculum should reduce sectoring.
Sequenced Data
18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; internal transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence; and 28S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

TGATATGCTTAAGTTCAGCGGGTATCCCTACCTGATCCGAGGTCAACCTGGAAAGAATGGTTGGAAAACGTCGGCAGGCGCCGGCCAATCCTACAGAGCATGTGACAAAGCCCCATACGCTCGAGGATCGGACGCGGTGCCGCCGCTGCCTTTCGGGCCCGTCCCCCCGGAGAGAGGGGACGGCGACCCAACACACAAGCCGGGCTTGAGGGCAGCAATGACGCTCGGACAGGCATGCCCCCCGGAATACCAGGGGGCGCAATGTGCGTTCAAAGACTCGATGATTCACTGAATTCTGCAATTCACATTAGTTATCGCATTTCGCTGCGTTCTTCATCGATGCCGGAACCAAGAGATCCATTGTTGAAAGTTTTAACTGATTGCAAACAATCGACTCAGACTGCACGCTTTCAGACAGGGTTCGTGTTGGGGTCTCCGGCGGGCACGGGCCCGGGGGGCAGAGGCGCCCCCCCGGCGGCCGACAAGCGGCGGGCCCGCCGAAGCAACAGGGTACAATAGACACGGATGGGAGGTTGGGCCCAAAGGACCCGCACTCGGTAATGATCCTTCCGCA

Morphology Colonies initially white or yellowish, mycelium growing rapidly producing a dense layer of erect smooth-stiped, conidiophores terminated by globose vesicles bearing phialides (uniseriate) or metulae with phialides (biseriate) which produce dry chains of conidia. Reverse pale to grayish or greenish yellow. Vesicles radiate, initially pale, becoming dark brown to black. Conidia spherical, mid-to-dark brown, highly roughened with ridges and blunt or pointed protuberances, (3-)4-5(-6) µm in diameter.
Sporulation may be inhibited when grown in vessels with reduced gas exchange. Colonies may exhibit sectoring with areas of varying levels of sporulation. Use of freshly produced spores as inoculum should reduce sectoring.
Name of Depositor SM Ringel
Isolation
Blueberry, North Carolina
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : FJ195348 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene

References

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Preservatives-effectiveness test. Tokyo, Japan:Japanese Pharmacopoeia;JP JP14e.part II.12.

Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs--Guidelines on preparation and production of culture media-- Part 2: Practical guidelines on performance testing of culture media.. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 11133-2:2003.

Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments--Biocontamination control--Part 1: General principles and methods. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 14698-1:2003.

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