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Chaetomium globosum Kunze : Fries


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An ampoule containing viable cells (may include spores and mycelia) suspended in cryoprotectant.
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Strain designation
QM 459 [1042.4, CBS 148.51, CBS 161.52, CEB 1218.1, CEB 1218.2, CECT 2701, DSM 1962, IFO 6347, IMI 45550, MUCL 1984, NRRL 1870, UPSC 3159, VTT D-81079]
Type strain
Genome sequenced strain
Isolation source
Stored cotton
Geographical isolation
United States; Washington, DC
Quality control
Agricultural research
Product format
Storage conditions
2°C to 8°C
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Specific applications
Bacterial resistance testing adhesives
Fungus resistance testing
Fungus resistance testing adhesives
Fungus resistance testing airborne equipment
Fungus resistance testing aircraft transmissions
Fungus resistance testing automotive components
Fungus resistance testing packing materials
Fungus resistance testing paper and paperboard
Fungus resistance testing plastics
Fungus resistance testing polymers
Fungus resistance testing sandbags
Fungus resistance testing textiles
Produces endoglucanase
Sterility assurance
Testing aerosols
Testing slimicide
Degrades cotton fabric

Potential biocontrol agent: Fungal antagonist/mycoparasite

Recommended as a test microorganism for ASTM C1338: Standard Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings

Recommended as a test microorganism for ASTM D2020: Standard Test Methods for Mildew (Fungus) Resistance of Paper and Paperboard

Recommended as a test microorganism for ASTM G21: Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi

Recommended as a test microorganism for ISO 846: Plastics — Evaluation of the action of microorganisms



Genome sequencing strain (Broad Institute, USA).

Handling information

Filter paper required as carbon source
Handling procedure
For freeze-dry (lyophilized) ampoules:
  1. Open an ampoule according to enclosed instructions.
  2. From a single test tube of sterile distilled water (5 to 6 mL), withdraw approximately 0.5 to 1.0 mL with a sterile pipette and apply directly to the pellet. Stir to form a suspension.
  3. Aseptically transfer the suspension back into the test tube of sterile distilled water.
  4. Let the test tube sit at room temperature (25°C) undisturbed for at least 2 hours; longer (e.g., overnight) rehydration might increase viability of some fungi.
  5. Mix the suspension well. Use several drops (or make dilutions if desired) to inoculate recommended solid or liquid medium. Include a control that receives no inoculum.
  6. Incubate the inoculum at the propagation conditions recommended.
  7. Inspect for growth of the inoculum/strain regularly. The sign of viability is noticeable typically after 3 to 5 days of incubation. However, the time necessary for significant growth will vary from strain to strain.
Handling notes
Genome sequencing strain (Broad Institute, USA)
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Quality control specifications

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


D1D2 region of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene


Verification method
Whole-genome Sequencing


Deposited as
Chaetomium globosum Kunze : Fries
Chaetomium globosum var. affine Tschudy, Chaetomium kunzeanum var. chlorina Saccardo, Chaetomium affine Corda, Chaetomium olivaceum Cooke et Ellis, Chaetomium kunzeanum Zopf, Chaetomium spirale Zopf, Chaetomium cochlioides Palliser, Chaetomium cochliodes Palliser, Chaetomidium barbatum Traaen, Chaetomium subterraneum Swift et Povah, Chaetomium ochraceum Tschudy, Chaetomium fibripilium Ames, Chaetomium mollipilium Ames, Chaetomium lusitanicum Gomes, Chaetomium subglobosum Sergeeva, Chaetomium rectum Sergeeva, Chaetomium spiculipilium Ames
Chain of custody
ATCC <-- QM <-- C Thom 1042.4
Cross references
GenBank KC146352 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene
GenBank KC146368 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene
GenBank AAFU00000000 Chaetomium globosum CBS 148.51, whole genome shotgun sequencing project
GenBank EF524036 Chaetomium globosum strain ATCC 6205 internal transcribed spacer 1, partial sequence; 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, complete sequence; and internal transcribed spacer 2, partial sequence.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Curated Citations

Greathouse GA, Ames LM. Fabric deterioration by thirteen described and three new species of Chaetomium. Mycologia 37: 138-155, 1945.

AATCC Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textile Materials. Research Triangle Park, NC:American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists;AATCC Test Method 30-2004.

ASTM International Standard Test Method for Mildew (Fungus) Resistance of Paper and Paperboard. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method D 2020-92 (Reapproved 2003).

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.

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