Arthrobotrys oligospora Fresenius (ATCC® 24927)

Alternate State: Orbilia auricolor (Bloxam ex Berkeley) Saccardo  /  Strain Designations: [CBS 115.81, DSM 1491]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Strain Designations [CBS 115.81, DSM 1491]
Alternate State Orbilia auricolor (Bloxam ex Berkeley) Saccardo
Produces carbohydrate-binding protein
Produces protease nonstructural protein 3
Produces serine protease PII
Produces extracellular proteases
Biosafety Level 1

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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


Nematode-induced morphogenesis
Trap formation
Peptide-induced morphogenesis
Interaction with host
Parasitizes Rhizoctonia solani
Genome sequencing strain (Yunan University, China; the Joint Genome Institute at the Department of Energy, USA)
Medium ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
ATCC® Medium 307: Cornmeal agar
ATCC® Medium 336: Potato dextrose agar (PDA)
Growth Conditions Temperature: 24°C to 26°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
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 B Hertz
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- B Hertz <-- M Paasuke
Soil, Sweden
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X97073 A.oligospora gene encoding lectin.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ001986 Arthrobotrys oligospora 18S ssu ribosomal RNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X94121 A.oligospora cuticle-degrading serine protease gene.


Borrebaeck CA, et al. Isolation and partial characterization of a carbohydrate-binding protein from a nematode-trapping fungus. J. Bacteriol. 159: 53-56, 1984. PubMed: 6539773

Tunlid A, et al. Purification and characterization of an extracellular serine protease from the nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. Microbiology 140: 1687-1695, 1994. PubMed: 8075805

Nordbring‐Hertz B. The influence of medium composition and additions of animal origin on the formation of capture organs in Arthrobotrys oligospora. Physiol Plant 21: 52-65, 1968.

Nordbring-Hertz B, Brinck B. Qualitative characterization of some peptides inducing morphogenesis in the nematode- trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. Physiol Plant 31: 59-63, 1974.

Lysek G, Nordbring-Hertz B. An endogenous rhythm of trap formation in the nematophagous fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. Planta 152: 50-53, 1981.

Nordbring‐Hertz B. Scanning electron microscopy of the nematode-trapping organs in Arthrobotrys oligospora. Physiol Plant 26: 279-284, 1972.

Nordbring‐Hertz B. Peptide-induced morphogenesis in the nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. Physiol Plant 29: 223-233, 1973.

Nordbring‐Hertz B, Mattiasson B. Action of a nematode-trapping fungus shows lectin-mediated host–microorganism interaction. Nature 281: 477-479, 1979.

Tunlid A, Jansson S. Proteases and their involvement in the infection and immobilization of nematodes by the nematophagous fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 57: 2868-2872, 1991.

Nordbring-Hertz B. Nematode-induced morphogenesis in the predacious fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. Nematologica 23: 443-451, 1977.

Jansson HB, Nordbring-Hertz B. Interactions between nematophagous fungi and plant-parasitic nematodes: attraction, induction of trap formation and capture. Nematologica 26: 383-389, 1980.

Olsson S, Persson Y. Transfer of phosphorus from Rhizoctonia solani to the mycoparasite Arthrobotrys oligospora. Mycol. Res. 98: 1065-1068, 1994.

Nordbring-Hertz B, Stålhammar-Carlemalm M. Capture of nematodes by Arthrobotrys oligospora, an electron microscope study. Can. J. Bot. 56: 1297-1307, 1978.

Yang J, et al. Genomic and proteomic analyses of the fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora provide insights into nematode-trap formation. PLoS Pathog 7: e1002179, 2011. PubMed: 21909256

Ahren D, et al. Low genetic diversity among isolates of the nematode-trapping fungus Duddingtonia flagrans: evidence for recent worldwide dispersion from a single common ancestor. Mycol Res 108: 1205-1214, 2004. PubMed: 15535071

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