Cochliobolus heterostrophus Drechsler (ATCC® MYA-2982)

Alternate State: Bipolaris maydis (Nisikado et Miyake) Shoemaker  /  Strain Designations: Hm 540  /  Product Format: frozen

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Strain Designations Hm 540
Alternate State Bipolaris maydis (Nisikado et Miyake) Shoemaker
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
Genome Sequenced Strain


The Southern corn leaf blight pathogen. A standard strain for karyotype and genetic map of Cochliobolus heterostrophus.
Genome sequencing strain (the Joint Genome Institute at the Department of Energy, USA).
Medium ATCC® Medium 343: V8 juice agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 25.0°C
Name of Depositor Dr. M. Taga
Special Collection ATCC
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- Taga, M. <-- Bronson, C. R. <-- Yoder, O. C.
Corn, North Carolina, USA.

Tsuchiya D, Taga M. Cytological karyotyping of three Cochliobolus spp. by the germ tube burst method. Phytopathology 91: 354-360, 2001.

Tzeng TH, Lyngholm LK, Ford CF, Bronson CR. A Restriction-Fragment-Length-Polymorphism map and electrophoretic karyotype of the fungal maize pathogen Cochliopolus-heterostrophus. Genetics 130: 81-96, 1992.

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

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  • 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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