Alternaria cassiae Jurair et Khan, anamorph (ATCC® 46687)

Strain Designations: B4d [EGS 33-147, NRRL 12553]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Strain Designations B4d [EGS 33-147, NRRL 12553]
biological control of coffee senna, Cassia occidentalis
biological control of showy crotalaria, Crotalaria spectabilis
biological control of sicklepod, Cassia obtusifolia
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
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
Medium ATCC® Medium 343: V8 juice agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 24.0°C
Name of Depositor HL Walker
sicklepod, Cassia obtusifolia, Mississippi

Amsellem Z, et al. Complete abolition of high inoculum threshold of two mycoherbicides (Alternaria cassiae and A. crassa) when applied in invert emulsion. Phytopathology 80: 925-929, 1990.

Walker HL, et al. Method for the preparation of mycoherbicide-containing pellets. US Patent 4,718,935 dated Jan 12 1988

Simmons EG. Alternaria themes and variations (7-10). Mycotaxon 14: 17-43, 1982.

. . South. Coop. Ser. Bull. 317: 7-19, 1986.

Walker HL. Seedling blight of sicklepod caused by Alternaria cassiae. Plant Dis. 66: 426-428, 1982.

Walker HL, Boyette CD. Biocontrol of sicklepod (Cassia obtusifolia) in soybeans (Glycine max) with Alternaria cassiae. Weed Sci. 33: 212-215, 1985.

Walker HL, Boyette CD. Influence of sequential dew periods on biocontrol of sicklepod (Cassia obtusifolia) by Alternaria cassiae. Plant Dis. 70: 962-963, 1986.

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • USDA APHIS PPQ Permit 526, plant pathogens permit must be obtained and a copy of the permit must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment. Isolation information for this item is required by USDA. Please check our website or contact Technical Service for assistance. Domestic isolates are easier to obtain than foreign isolates.
  • 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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