Lichtheimia blakesleeana (Lendner) Hoffmann et al. (ATCC® 10148a)

Strain Designations: NRRL 1304 + [CBS 100.28, IMI 111736]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Absidia blakesleeana Lendner
Classification Mucorales, Lichtheimiaceae
Strain Designations NRRL 1304 + [CBS 100.28, IMI 111736]
produces chitosan
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
Mating Type + (plus)
Medium ATCC® Medium 334: Oatmeal agar
ATCC® Medium 335: Potato carrot agar
ATCC® Medium 336: Potato dextrose agar (PDA)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 24°C to 26°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Name of Depositor NRRL
Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), USA.

Schwartze VU, et al. Lichtheimia species exhibit differences in virulence potential. PLoS One 7: e40908, 2012. PubMed: 22911715

Alastruey-Izquierdo A, et al. Species recognition and clinical relevance of the zygomycetous genus Lichtheimia (syn. Absidia pro parte, Mycocladus). J Clin Microbiol 48: 2154-2170, 2010. PubMed: 20357218

Hoffmann K, Discher S, Voigt K. Revision of the genus Absidia (Mucorales, Zygomycetes) based on physiological, phylogenetic, and morphological characters; thermotolerant Absidia spp. form a coherent group, Mycocladiaceae fam. nov. Mycol Res 111: 1169-1183, 2007. PubMed: 17997297

Voigt K, Wostemeyer J. Phylogeny and origin of 82 Zygomycetes from all 54 genera of the Mucorales and Mortierellales based on combined analysis of actin and translation elongation factor EF-1alpha genes. Gene 270: 113-120, 2001. PubMed: 11404008

O'Donnell K, et al. Evolutionary relationships among mucoralean fungi (Zygomycota): Evidence for family polyphyly on a large scale. Mycologia 93: 286-296, 2001.

Rane KD, Hoover DG. Production of chitosan by fungi. Food Biotechnol. 7: 11-33, 1993.

Hesseltine CW, Ellis JJ. Species of Absidia with ovoid sporangiospores. I.. Mycologia 58: 761-785, 1966.

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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.
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