Talaromyces pinophilus (Hedgcock) Samson et al. (ATCC® 9644)

Strain Designations: SN 41 [Australian Mycol. Panel 41, CBS 170.60, IFO 6345, IMI 87160, NRRL 3503, NRRL A-5245, QM 391]  /  Product Format: frozen

Deposited As Penicillium luteum Zukal
Strain Designations SN 41 [Australian Mycol. Panel 41, CBS 170.60, IFO 6345, IMI 87160, NRRL 3503, NRRL A-5245, QM 391]
Bacterial resistance testing adhesives
Degrades plastics
Degrades poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)
Degrades polycaprolactone
Fungus resistance testing adhesives
Fungus resistance testing aircraft transmissions
Fungus resistance testing cork
Fungus resistance testing electrical insulation
Fungus resistance testing packing materials
Fungus resistance testing paper and paperboard
Fungus resistance testing plastics
Fungus resistance testing varnish
Fungus resistance testing wax
Produces dextranase
Produces poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate depolymerase
Testing fungicides on lumber
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 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
This strain is recommended by ATCC for use in the tests described in ASTM Standard Test Method D4445-91 where only the taxon is specified.
Sporulates poorly; ATCC 11797 is recommended as a substitute.
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


Beta-tubulin gene


Name of Depositor WH Weston
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- WH Weston <-- K.L. Jensen SN 41
Radio set, Papua New Guinea

Oda Y, et al. Microbial degradation of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) and polycaprolactone by filamentous fungi. J. Ferment. Bioeng. 80: 265-269, 1995.

Brucato CL, Wong SS. Extracellular poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) depolymerase from Penicillium funiculosum: general characteristics and active site studies. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 290: 497-502, 1991. PubMed: 1929416

ASTM International Standard Test Methods for Ability of Adhesive Films to Support or Resist the Growth of Fungi. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method D 4300-01.

ASTM International Standard Test Methods for Resistance of Adhesive Preparations in Container to Attack by Bacteria, Yeast, and Fungi. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method D 4783-01e1.

U.S. Department of Defense Insulation, electrical, synthetic-resin composition, nonrigid. Washington, DC:US Department of Defense;Military Specification MIL-I-631D, 1961

U.S. Department of Defense Wax, impregnating, waterproofing, for laminated paper tubes for small arms ammunition. Washington, DC:US Department of Defense;Military Specification MIL-W-10885B, 1956

Klausmeier RE. Results of the second interlaboratory experiment of biodeterioration of plastics. Int. Biodeterior. Bull. 8: 3-7, 1972.

Klausmeier RE, Jamison EJ. A rapid method for estimation of microbial degradation of plastics. Dev. Ind. Microbiol. 14: 258-263, 1973.

Fukumoto J, et al. Studies on mold dextranases. I. Penicillium luteum dextranase: its production and some enzymatic properties. J. Biochem. 69: 1113-1121, 1971. PubMed: 5091941

Plastics--Assessment of the effectiveness of fungistatic compounds in plastics formulations. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 16869:2001.

Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Fungal Control Agents as Preservatives for Aqueous-Based Products Used in the Paper Industry. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 0875-00 (Reapproved 2005).

Adhesives for load-bearing timber structures --- Casein adhesives --- Classification and performance requirements, Annex B. London, UK:British Standards Institution;British Standard BS EN 12436:2002.

Lopez-Villavicencio M, et al. Sex in Penicillium: combined phylogenetic and experimental approaches. Fungal Genet. Biol. 47: 693-706, 2010. PubMed: 20460164