Wallemia mellicola Jancic et al. (ATCC® MYA-4683)

Strain Designations: CBS 633.66  /  Product Format: frozen

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Deposited As Wallemia sebi
Strain Designations CBS 633.66
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 yes
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Osmophilic fungus.
Genome sequencing strain (the Joint Genome Institute at the Department of Energy, USA).
Medium ATCC® Medium 340: Rabbit food agar
ATCC® Medium 323: Malt agar medium
ATCC® Medium 336: Potato dextrose agar (PDA)
Growth Conditions Temperature: 24°C to 26°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Sequenced Data
D1D2 region of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene


Name of Depositor CBS
Special Collection ATCC
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- CBS <-- RB Kenneth
Date honey
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : HQ263368 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AFQX00000000 Wallemia mellicola CBS 633.66, whole genome shotgun sequencing project


Jančič S, et al. A taxonomic revision of the Wallemia sebi species complex. PLoS One 10: e0125933. PubMed: 26017053

Padamsee M, et al. The genome of the xerotolerant mold Wallemia sebi reveals adaptations to osmotic stress and suggests cryptic sexual reproduction. Fungal Genet Biol 49: 217-226, 2012. PubMed: 22326418

Nguyen HD, et al. Application of the phylogenetic species concept to Wallemia sebi from house dust and indoor air revealed by multi-locus genealogical concordance. PLoS One 10: e0120894. PubMed: 25799362

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