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Postia placenta (Fries) Larsen et Lombard (ATCC® 11538_TT)

Strain Designations: Madison 698 [ATCC 44197, Boat-106, CSIRO DFP 7522, FP 94267]  /  Product Format: test tube

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Deposited As Poria monticola Murrill
Strain Designations Madison 698 [ATCC 44197, Boat-106, CSIRO DFP 7522, FP 94267]
Degrades coal
Degrades glycosides
Degrades polysaccharides
Fungus resistance testing wood
Produces endoglucanase
Resistant to copper compounds
Resistant to zinc compounds
Testing wood preservatives
Produces extracellular polysaccharide- and glycoside-degrading enzymes
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 test tube
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
Does not degrade cellulose in the absence of wood
Medium ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
Growth Conditions Temperature: 25°C to 30°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


Name of Depositor FF Lombard
Chain of Custody ATCC <-- FF Lombard <-- RW Davidson Boat-106
Isolation Douglas-fir boat timbers, Maryland

Cohen MS, Gabriele PD. Degradation of coal by the fungi Polyporus versicolor and Poria monticola. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 44: 23-27, 1982.

Wolter KE, et al. A unique polysaccharide- and glycoside-degrading enzyme complex from the wood-decay fungus Poria placenta. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 97: 1499-1504, 1980. PubMed: 7213375

Clausen CA. Dissociation of the multi-enzyme complex of the brown-rot fungus Postia placenta. FEMS Microbiol Lett 127: 73-78, 1995.

ASTM International Standard Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-block Cultures. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method D 1413-07.

AWPA Standard method of testing wood preservatives by laboratory soil-block cultures. Birmingham, AL: American Wood-Preservers' Association; AWPA E10-06, 2006

Da Costa EW. Comparison of three organic fungicides as light oil solvent preservatives. Holzforschung 33: 65-67, 1979.

Smith RS. Proposed standard method of testing wood preservatives by soil-block cultures and respiration analysis. Proc. Am. Wood Preserv. Assoc. 72: 222-229, 1976.

Highley TL. Can wood-rot fungi degrade cellulose without other wood constituents?. For. Prod. J. 25: 38-39, 1975.

Butcher JA, Preston AF. Toxicity of tertiary amine acetates against basidiomycetes and soft-rot fungi. N.Z. J. For. Sci. 8: 397-402, 1978.

Accelerated laboratory procedure for evaluating the efficacy of diffusible or volatile internal remedial preservatives. Birmingham, AL: American Wood-Preservers' Association;AWPA E15-03, 2006

Standard accelerated laboratory method for testing the efficacy of preservatives against wood decay fungi using compression strength. Birmingham, AL: American Wood-Preservers' Association; AWPA E22-06, 2006

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