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Penicillium rubens Biourge (ATCC® 11709)

Strain Designations: Wis. 49-133 [NRRL 2272]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Penicillium chrysogenum Thom
Classification Fungi, Dikarya, Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, Eurotiomycetes, Eurotiomycetidae, Eurotiales, Aspergillaceae, Penicillium
Strain Designations Wis. 49-133 [NRRL 2272]
Produces penicillin
Transformations of uleine
Pharmaceutical and Personal Care
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
Comments High-yielding, sporulating, penicillin strain

The strain was re-identified as Penicillium rubens, a close sister of Penicillium chrysogenum, based on the multigene sequence analysis.
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


beta-tubulin (TUB2) gene


Name of Depositor MP Backus
Selected from Wis. 48-701, ATCC 11707, after N-mustard exposure
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU896996 beta-tubulin (TUB2) gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : HQ026731 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene


Borris RP, Cordell GA. Studies on the uleine alkaloids. III. Some microbial transformations of uleine. J. Nat. Prod. 46: 211-217, 1983.

Backus MP, Stauffer JF. The production and selection of a family of strains in Penicillium chrysogenum. Mycologia 47: 429-463, 1955.

U.S. Pharmacopeia General Chapters: <1072> Disinfectants and Antiseptics. Rockville, MD. USP34-NF29, 2011

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