Aspergillus oryzae (Ahlburg) Cohn (ATCC® 42149)

Strain Designations: RIB40  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Aspergillus oryzae var. viridis Murakami
Strain Designations RIB40
Produces acetamidase
Produces acid protease protease (acid)
Produces glucoamylase
Produces taka-amylase A
Cloning of the taka-amylase A gene
Cloning of the acetamidase gene
Cloning of the acid protease-encoding gene DDBJ D13894
Biosafety Level 1

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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
Genome Sequenced Strain


Genome sequencing strain (National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), Japan).
Medium ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
ATCC® Medium 312: Czapek's agar
ATCC® Medium 336: Potato dextrose agar (PDA)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 24°C to 26°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.


D1D2 region of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene


Name of Depositor K Nojiro
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- K Nojiro <-- H. Murakami
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU729047 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU729135 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D63941 Aspergillus oryzae enoA gene for enolase, complete cds. enolase (= phophopyruvate hydratase) gene, enoA

Nucleotide (GenBank) : E03046 DNA sequence coding for glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase derived from Aspergillus oryzae.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : JZJM00000000 Aspergillus oryzae RIB40, whole genome shotgun sequencing project


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