Aspergillus niger van Tieghem, anamorph (ATCC® 16888)

Strain Designations: WB 326 [CBS 554.65, IMI 50566, NRRL 326; 2766]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Strain Designations WB 326 [CBS 554.65, IMI 50566, NRRL 326; 2766]
Produces aniline
Produces gluconic acid
Produces glucose oxidase
Produces glucosidase, beta; acid Glucosidase, beta, acid, glucocerebrosidase
Produces kynureninase-type enzymes
Produces pergolide sulfone
Produces pergolide sulfoxide
Produces pseudonigeron (1-3)-alpha-D-glucan
Degrades: pulp and paper-mill wastewater
Fermentation of tannin-gallic acid
Transformation of sesquiterpene lactone costunolide
Transformation of acetanilide to aniline
Transformation of pergolide to pergolide sulfoxide and pergolide sulfone
Biosafety Level 1
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 (Al-Musallam A Revision of the black Aspergillus species, 1980)
Preceptrol® yes
Aspergillus reference strain for identification and morphological observation recommended by the International Commission on Penicillium and Aspergillus (ICPA)
Structure of galactomannan
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


Name of Depositor KB Raper, DI Fennell
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- KB Raper, DI Fennell <-- NRRL 326 <-- C Thom 2766 <-- A Hollander
Isolation Not available.
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : FJ195350 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene


Storm AM, Gasner LL. Treatment of pulp mill wastes. US Patent 3,737,374 dated Jun 5 1973

Klich MA, et al. Aspergillus reference cultures. New Orleans and Baarn: International Commission on Penicillium and Aspergillus; 1996.

Al-Musallam A Revision of the black Aspergillus species, 1980

Raper KB, Fennell DI. The genus Aspergillus. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1965.

Bardalaye PC, Nordin JH. Chemical structure of the galactomannan from the cell wall of Aspergillus niger. J. Biol. Chem. 252: 2584-2591, 1977. PubMed: 856795

Lasswell WL, et al. An undergraduate experiment in pharmacognosy: the microbial biotransformation of acetanilide by Aspergillus species. Am. J. Pharm. Educ. 47: 127-129, 1983.

Clark AM, Hufford CD. Microbial transformations of the sesquiterpene lactone costunolide. J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 1979: 3022-3028, 1979.

Smith RV, et al. Microbial transformations of pergolide to pergolide sulfoxide and pergolide sulfone. J. Pharm. Sci. 72: 733-736, 1983. PubMed: 6684155

Horisberger M, et al. Structure of A (1--->3) -alpha-D-glucan (pseudonigeron) of Aspergillus niger NRRL 326 cell wall. Carbohydr. Res. 23: 183-188, 1972. PubMed: 4340387

Witte K, Wartenberg A. Purification and properties of two beta-glucosidases isolated from Aspergillus niger. Acta Biotechnol. 9: 179-190, 1989.

Murado MA, et al. Enhancement of the bioproduction potential of an amylaceous effluent. Bioresour. Technol. 44: 155-163, 1993.

Shetty AS, Gaertner FH. Kynureninase-type enzymes of Penicillium roqueforti, Aspergillus niger, Rhizopus stolonifer, and Pseudomonas fluorescens: Further evidence for distinct kynureninase and hydroxykynureninase activities. J. Bacteriol. 122: 235-244, 1975. PubMed: 164432

FF MicroPlate. Biolog.

Al-Musallam A Revision of the black Aspergillus species, 1980

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