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Trichoderma reesei Simmons (ATCC® 13631)

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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
Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
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

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 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
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


calmodulin gene


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

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


Selitrennikoff CP, Bloomfield EC. Formation and regeneration of protoplasts of wild-type Neurospora crassa. Curr. Microbiol. 11: 113-118, 1984.

Schroeck CW. Method for purifying microbial polysaccharides. US Patent 4,094,739 dated Jun 13 1978

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. . C.R. Hebd. Seances Acad. Sci. Ser. D Nat. 283: 1397-1399, 1977.

Turner D, et al. Biogeography and phenotypic variation in Trichoderma sect. Longibrachiatum and associated Hypocrea species. Mycol. Res. 101: 449-459, 1997.

Ospina-Giraldo MD, et al. Phylogenetic relationships of Trichoderma harzianum causing mushroom green mold in Europe and North America to other species of Trichoderma from world-wide sources. Mycologia 90: 76-81, 1998.

Mitra G, Wilke CR. Ultrafiltration of Trichoderma viride cellulase. J. Ferment. Technol. 50: 914-916, 1972.

Kuhls K, et al. Molecular evidence that the asexual industrial fungus Trichoderma reesei is a clonal derivative of the ascomycete Hypocrea jecorina. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 7755-7760, 1996. PubMed: 8755548

Mandels M, Reese ET. Induction of cellulase in fungi by cellobiose. J. Bacteriol. 79: 816-826, 1960. PubMed: 14420566

Parrish FW, et al. Sophorose as an inducer of cellulase in Trichoderma viride. J. Bacteriol. 83: 400-408, 1962. PubMed: 14469205

Peitersen N. Production of cellulase and protein from barley straw by Trichoderma viride. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 17: 361-374, 1975.

Katz M, Reese ET. Production of glucose by enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulase. Appl. Microbiol. 16: 419-420, 1968. PubMed: 5645425

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

Martinez D, et al. Genome sequencing and analysis of the biomass-degrading fungus Trichoderma reesei (syn. Hypocrea jecorina). Nat. Biotechnol. 26: 553-560, 2008.

Wang H, et al. A fungal phylogeny based on 82 complete genomes using the composition vector method. BMC Evol. Biol. 9: 195, 2009. PubMed: 19664262

Druzhinina IS, et al. Evolution and ecophysiology of the industrial producer Hypocrea jecorina (Anamorph Trichoderma reesei) and a new sympatric agamospecies related to it. PLoS One 5: e9191, 2010. PubMed: 20169200

Atanasova L, et al. The clonal species Trichoderma parareesei sp. nov., likely resembles the ancestor of the cellulase producer Hypocrea jecorina T. reesei. Appl Environ Microbiol 76: 7259-7267, 2010. PubMed: 20817800

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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.
Basic Documentation
  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019