Coccidioides immitis Stiles (ATCC® 62180)

Strain Designations: C634  /  Product Format: frozen

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Strain Designations C634
Biomedical Research and Development Material
Emerging infectious disease research
Biosafety Level 3

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 frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
Conidial wall ultrastructure
Control in mice with fluconazole
Medium ATCC® Medium 4: Rabbit blood agar
ATCC® Medium 28: Emmons' modification of Sabouraud's agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Name of Depositor JR Graybill
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- JR Graybill <-- H.S. Sun
Clinical isolate, Texas

Cole GT, et al. Ultrastructure and composition of conidial wall fractions of Coccidioides immitis. Exp. Mycol. 7: 297-318, 1983.

Graybill JR, et al. Treatment of murine coccidioidal meningitis with fluconazole (UK 49,858). J. Med. Vet. Mycol. 24: 113-119, 1986. PubMed: 3014105

Hung C-Y, et al. A parasitic phase-specific adhesin of Coccidioides immitis contributes to the virulence of this respiratory Fungal pathogen. Infec.t Immun. 70: 3443-3456, 2002. PubMed: 12065484

Pan S, Cole GT. Electrophoretic karyotypes of clinical isolates of Coccidioides immitis. Infect. Immun. 60: 4872-4880, 1992. PubMed: 1398998

Yuan L, Cole GT. Isolation and characterization of an extracellular proteinase of Coccidioides immitis. Infect. Immun. 55: 1970-1978, 1987. PubMed: 3305358

Hung C-Y, et al. A major cell surface antigen of Coccidioides immitis which elicits both humoral and cellular immune responses. Infect. Immun. 68: 584-593, 2000. PubMed: 10639421

Fraser JA, et al. Evolution of the mating type locus: insights gained from the dimorphic primary fungal pathogens Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis, and Coccidioides posadasii. Eukaryot. Cell 6: 622-629, 2007. PubMed: 17337636

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