Trichoderma reesei Simmons (ATCC® 56765)

Strain Designations: NRRL 11460 [NRCC 2906, RUT-C30, VTT-D-86271]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Trichoderma reesei Simmons, anamorph
Strain Designations NRRL 11460 [NRCC 2906, RUT-C30, VTT-D-86271]
Produces acetylesterase acetyl esterase
Produces alkaline xylan endo-1,3-beta-xylosidase alkaline xylanase
Produces alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase alpha-1,3-arabinosidase
Produces alpha-galactosidase
Produces alpha-glucuronidase
Produces cellobiohydrolases I and II
Produces endoglucanase
Produces exo-cellobiohydrolase avicelase, endoglucanase I
Produces lactase
Produces mannan endo-1,4-beta-mannosidase beta-mannanase, mannanase
Produces polygalacturonase endopolygalacturonase, pectinase
Produces xylan endo-1,3-beta-xylosidase xylan hydrolase, xylanase
Transformation host
Produces beta-xylanases I and II
Produces cellulase-poor xylanases
Enhancement of cellulase production with citric acid
Transformation host for expression of Phlebia radiata laccase gene
Biosafety Level 1

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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
Genome Sequenced Strain


Ethanol- and polyene-resistant
Genome sequencing strain (the Joint Genome Institute at the Department of Energy, USA).
Morphology After 6 days on Potato Dextrose agar at 25°C, colony is low, velutinous, mycelium white, conidia blue-green en masse; reverse vibrant yellow. Conidia ovoid, green, smooth-walled.
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


D1D2 region of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene


Morphology After 6 days on Potato Dextrose agar at 25°C, colony is low, velutinous, mycelium white, conidia blue-green en masse; reverse vibrant yellow. Conidia ovoid, green, smooth-walled.
Name of Depositor NRRL
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NRRL <-- Rutgers Univ. RUT-C30
Isolation Not available.
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X93938 T.reesei rRNA genes and ITS1 and ITS2 DNA (strain ATCC 56765


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Bailey MJ, et al. Effect of pH on production of xylanase by Trichoderma reesei on xylan- and cellulose-based media. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 40: 224-229, 1993.

Kristufek D, et al. Coinduction of alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase and alpha-D-galactosidase formation in Trichoderma reesei RUT C-30. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 115: 259-264, 1994.

Haab D, et al. Protein hypersecretory Trichoderma reesei mutant RUT C-30 displays increased ethanol and polyene resistance. J. Biotechnol. 29: 97-108, 1993.

Stralbrand H, et al. Purification and characterization of two beta-mannanases from Trichoderma reesei. J. Biotechnol. 29: 229-242, 1993.

Sundberg M, Poutanen K. Purification and properties of two acetylxylan esterases of Trichoderma reesei. Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 13: 1-11, 1991.

Saloheimo M, Niku-Paavola ML. Heterologous production of a ligninolytic enzyme: expression of the Phlebia radiata laccase gene in Trichoderma reesei. Bio-Technology 9: 987-990, 1991.

Nyyssonen E, et al. Efficient production of antibody fragments by the filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei. Bio-Technology 11: 591-595, 1993. PubMed: 7763606

Kurzatkowski W, et al. Ultrastructural localization of cellular compartments involved in secretion of the low molecular weight, alkaline xylanase by Trichoderma reesei. Arch. Microbiol. 159: 417-422, 1993.

Poutanen K, et al. Deacetylation of xylans by acetyl esterases of Trichoderma reesei. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 33: 506-510, 1990.

Gamerith G, et al. Cellulase-poor xylanases produced by Trichoderma reesei RUT C-30 on hemicellulose substrates. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 38: 315-322, 1992.

Ehsani N, et al. Separation of enzymes produced by Trichoderma reesei with hydrophobic ultrafiltration membranes. Process Biochem. 31: 253-263, 1996.

Siika-Aho M, et al. An alpha-glucuronidase from Trichoderma reesei RUT C-30. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 16: 813-819, 1994.

Zeilinger S, et al. Conditions of formation, purification, and characterization of an alpha-galactosidase of Trichoderma reesei RUT C-30. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 59: 1347-1353, 1993. PubMed: 8390816

Kadam KL, Keutzer WJ. Enhancement in cellulase production by Trichoderma reesei Rut-C30 due to citric acid. Biotechnol. Lett. 17: 1111-1114, 1995.

Watson TG, Nelligan I. Pilot scale production of cellulase by Trichoderma reesei (RUT C-30). Biotechnol. Lett. 5: 25-28, 1983.

Robison PD. Cellulase and xylanase production by Trichoderma reesei Rut C-30. Biotechnol. Lett. 6: 119-122, 1984.

Castillo FJ, et al. Lactase production in continuous culture by Trichoderma reesei Rut-C30. Biotechnol. Lett. 6: 593-596, 1984.

Kyriacou A, et al. Detection and characterization of the specific and nonspecific endoglucanases of Trichoderma reesei: evidence demonstrating endoglucanase activity by cellobiohydrolase II. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 9: 25-32, 1987.

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