Exophiala dermatitidis (Kano) de Hoog (ATCC® 34100)

Strain Designations: 8656 [CBS 525.76, NIH/UT8656]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Phialophora dermatitidis (Kano) Emmons
Strain Designations 8656 [CBS 525.76, NIH/UT8656]
Biomedical Research and Development Material
Biosafety Level 2

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 no
Genotype WdCHS3
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Yeast to mold conversion
Conidial ontogeny
Sclerotic morphology
Genes coding for small-subunit rRNA
Genome sequencing strain (Broad Institute, USA; The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Mitochondrial genome sequenced (Broad Institute, USA)
Medium ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
ATCC® Medium 307: Cornmeal agar
ATCC® Medium 336: Potato dextrose agar (PDA)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 24°C to 26°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Name of Depositor PJ Szaniszlo
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- PJ Szaniszlo <-- B. Cooper <-- C. Emmons
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X78481 W.dermatitidis (ATCC 34100) gene for 18S ribosomal RNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X79317 W.dermatitidis (ATCC 34100) 18S rRNA gene, exons 1, 2 and 3.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF053314 complete nucleotide sequence of chitin synthase 3 gene, CHS3

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AFPA00000000 Exophiala dermatitidis NIH/UT8656, whole genome shotgun sequencing project

Nucleotide (GenBank) : NW_008751656 Exophiala dermatitidis NIH/UT8656 mitochondrion, whole genome shotgun sequence


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Szaniszlo PJ, et al. Induction and ultrastructure of the multicellular (sclerotic) morphology in Phialophora dermatitidis. Mycologia 68: 117-130, 1976. PubMed: 6907

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Wang Z, Szaniszlo PJ. WdCHS3, a gene that encodes a class III chitin synthase in Wangiella (Exophiala) dermatitidis, is expressed differentially under stress conditions. J. Bacteriol. 182: 874-881, 2000. PubMed: 10648509

Zheng L, et al. WdChs1p, a class II chitin synthase, is more responsible than WdChs2p (Class I) for normal yeast reproductive growth in the polymorphic, pathogenic fungus Wangiella (Exophiala) dermatitidis. Arch Microbiol 185: 316-329, 2006. PubMed: 16544168

Feng B, et al. Molecular cloning and characterization of WdPKS1, a gene involved in dihydroxynaphthalene melanin biosynthesis and virulence in Wangiella (Exophiala) dermatitidis. Infect Immun 69: 1781-1794, 2001. PubMed: 11179356

Ye X, Szaniszlo PJ. Expression of a constitutively active Cdc42 homologue promotes development of sclerotic bodies but represses hyphal growth in the zoopathogenic fungus Wangiella (Exophiala) dermatitidis. J Bacteriol 182: 4941-4950, 2000. PubMed: 10940039

Teixeira MM, et al. Exploring the genomic diversity of black yeasts and relatives (Chaetothyriales, Ascomycota). Stud Mycol 86: 1-28, 2017. PubMed: 28348446

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