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Aspergillus brasiliensis Varga et al. (ATCC® 9642)

Strain Designations: SN 26 [Australian Mycol. Panel series 26, CBS 246.65, DSM 63263, IFO 6342, IMI 91855, NRRL 3536, NRRL A-5243, QM 386]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Aspergillus niger van Tieghem
Classification Fungi, Dikarya, Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, Eurotiomycetes, Eurotiomycetidae, Eurotiales, Aspergillaceae, Aspergillus
Strain Designations SN 26 [Australian Mycol. Panel series 26, CBS 246.65, DSM 63263, IFO 6342, IMI 91855, NRRL 3536, NRRL A-5243, QM 386]
Bacterial resistance testing adhesives
Degrades plastics
Fungus resistance testing
Fungus resistance testing adhesives
Fungus resistance testing airborne equipment
Fungus resistance testing automotive components
Fungus resistance testing cork
Fungus resistance testing electrical insulation
Fungus resistance testing leather
Fungus resistance testing polymers
Fungus resistance testing varnish
Fungus resistance testing wax
Produces isopullulanase pullulan 4-glucanohydrolase
Produces lactoylglutathione glyoxalase I
Testing antimicrobial agent
Testing wood preservatives
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 This strain was re-identified as Aspergillus brasiliensis based on multigene sequence analyses.
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 gene


D1D2 region of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene


Name of Depositor WH Weston
Wireless radio equipment, New South Wales, Australia
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU897015 beta-tubulin gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : FJ195349 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene


Sakano Y, et al. Pullulan 4-glucanohydrolase from Aspergillus niger. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 153: 180-187, 1972. PubMed: 4650606

Inoue Y, et al. Metabolism of 2-ketoaldehydes in mold: purification and characterization of glyoxalase I from Aspergillus niger. J. Biochem. 102: 583-589, 1987. PubMed: 3123469

ASTM International Standard Test Methods for Ability of Adhesive Films to Support or Resist the Growth of Fungi. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method D 4300-01.

ASTM International Standard Test Methods for Resistance of Adhesive Preparations in Container to Attack by Bacteria, Yeast, and Fungi. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method D 4783-01e1.

ASTM International Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method G 0021-96 (Reapproved 2002).

RTCA Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment -- Fungus resistance. Washington, DC:RTCA;RTCA DO-160C.

U.S. Department of Defense Insulation, electrical, synthetic-resin composition, nonrigid. Washington, DC:US Department of Defense;Military Specification MIL-I-631D, 1961

U.S. Department of Defense Wax, impregnating, waterproofing, for laminated paper tubes for small arms ammunition. Washington, DC:US Department of Defense;Military Specification MIL-W-10885B, 1956

U.S. Department of Defense Environmental test methods and engineering guidelines. Washington, DC:US Department of Defense;Military Standard MIL-STD-810F, 2000

Klausmeier RE. Results of the second interlaboratory experiment of biodeterioration of plastics. Int. Biodeterior. Bull. 8: 3-7, 1972.

Schmidt E, French DW. Two-day mold testing using a contact agar method. For. Prod. J. 29: 39-42, 1979.

Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method C 0739-05be1.

Standard Specification for Self-Supported Spray Applied Cellulosic Thermal Insulation. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method C 1149-06e1.

Standard Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method C 1338-00.

Standard Test Method for Using Seeded-Agar for the Screening Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity In Carpets. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2471-05.

Varga J, et al. Aspergillus brasiliensis sp. nov., a biseriate black Aspergillus species with world-wide distribution. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 57: 1925-1932, 2007.

Miyazaki T, et al. Heterologous expression and characterization of processing alpha-glucosidase I from Aspergillus brasiliensis ATCC 9642. Glycoconj. J. 28: 563-571, 2011. PubMed: 22020441

Geiser DM, et al. The current status of species recognition and identification in Aspergillus. Stud Mycol 59: 1-10, 2007. PubMed: 18490947

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