Aspergillus flavus Link (ATCC® 200026)

Strain Designations: NRRL 3357 [M52, CBS 128202]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Strain Designations NRRL 3357 [M52, CBS 128202]
Produces aflatoxin B1 aflatoxin B
Produces aflatoxin B2
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 no
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Genome sequencing strain (J. Craig Venter Institute, USA; Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, USA).
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


Name of Depositor NRRL
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- NRRL <-- FA Hodges M52
Peanut cotyledons, USA
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AAIH00000000 Aspergillus flavus NRRL3357, whole genome shotgun sequencing project

Nucleotide (GenBank) : JX535495 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : JX535498 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene


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Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • 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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