Trichoderma reesei Simmons, anamorph (ATCC® 13631)

Strain Designations: QM 6a [CBS 383.78, IMI 192654, IMI 45548, T.V. B117]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Trichoderma viride Persoon : Fries, anamorph
Strain Designations QM 6a [CBS 383.78, IMI 192654, IMI 45548, T.V. B117]
Fungus resistance testing plastics
Produces endoglucanase
Produces glucan 1,3-beta-glucosidase beta-D-1,3-glucanase, exo-1,3-beta-glucanase, exo-1,3-beta-glucosidase
Produces glucose D-glucose
Produces glucose by enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose
Produces cell-wall lytic enzymes
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 yes
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Method for purifying microbial polysaccharides
Genome sequencing strain (the Joint Genome Institute at the Department of Energy, USA; Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA).
Sequenced Data
Not available.
Name of Depositor QM
Cotton duck shelter, Bougainville Island
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF127154 Hypocrea jecorina 28S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : Z31016 Internal transcribed spacers, ITS-1 and ITS-2 and the 5.8S ribosomal DNA, sequences

Complete Genome (GenBank) : AAIL00000000 Trichoderma reesei QM6a, whole genome shotgun sequencing project


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Plastics--Assessment of the effectiveness of fungistatic compounds in plastics formulations. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 16869:2001.

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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