Aspergillus nidulans (Eidam) Winter (ATCC® 38163)

Alternate State: Emericella nidulans (Eidam) Vuillemin  /  Strain Designations: G00 [ATCC 12996, ATCC 26451, C. Thom 5616.1, CBS 112.46, FGSC A4, Glasgow wild-type, Pontecorvo strain, IMI 38576ii, NRRL 194, SRRC 273, WB 194, Yuill A69, biA-1]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Strain Designations G00 [ATCC 12996, ATCC 26451, C. Thom 5616.1, CBS 112.46, FGSC A4, Glasgow wild-type, Pontecorvo strain, IMI 38576ii, NRRL 194, SRRC 273, WB 194, Yuill A69, biA-1]
Alternate State Emericella nidulans (Eidam) Vuillemin
Produces ferricrocin
Produces triacetylfusigen
Transformation host
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
Genotype argB
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Ploidy haploid
Biotin-dependent as standard wild type for most purposes
Genome sequencing strain (Broad Institute, USA; Nagoya University, Japan; Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, USA)
Morphology On PDA medium at 25°C after 6 days, mycelium buff to cinnamon brown becoming army green as conidia develop, velutinous. Reverse tan to reddish brown becoming dark reddish brown. Hyphae hyaline with some stained dark red, guttulate. Conidia globose to subglobose, green, roughened, 4.5-6 X 4.5 µm.
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 (CAL)


Morphology On PDA medium at 25°C after 6 days, mycelium buff to cinnamon brown becoming army green as conidia develop, velutinous. Reverse tan to reddish brown becoming dark reddish brown. Hyphae hyaline with some stained dark red, guttulate. Conidia globose to subglobose, green, roughened, 4.5-6 X 4.5 µm.
Name of Depositor AJ Clutterbuck
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : HQ026740 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU729132 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU933409 calmodulin gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AACD00000000 Aspergillus nidulans FGSC A4, whole genome shotgun sequencing project


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