Fusarium keratoplasticum Geiser et al. (ATCC® 36031)

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Strain Designations: FIV/74 [NRRL 22641]  /  Product Format: frozen

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Deposited As Fusarium solani (Martius) Saccardo
Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Classification Fungi, Dikarya, Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, Sordariomycetes, Hypocreomycetidae, Hypocreales, Nectriaceae, Fusarium
Strain Designations FIV/74 [NRRL 22641]
Biomedical Research and Development Material
Biosafety Level 2

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 frozen
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 Proteolytic activity

The strain was re-identified as Fusarium keratoplasticum in the Fusarium solani species complex based on the multigene sequence analysis. This change does not affect to its use as quality control strain for standard tests.
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


elongation factor (EF) 1-alpha gene


Name of Depositor HC Gugnani
Corneal ulcer in man, Anambra State, Nigeria
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : HQ026747 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU933418 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU933434 elongation factor (EF) 1-alpha gene


Imamura Y, et al. Fusarium and Candida albicans biofilms on soft contact lenses: model development, influence of lens type, and susceptibility to lens care solutions. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52: 171-182, 2008. PubMed: 17999966

Short, DPG. Phylogenetic relationships among members of the Fusarium solani species complex in human infections and the descriptions of F. keratoplasticum sp. nov. and F. petroliphilum stat. nov. Fungal Genet Biol 53: 59–70, 2013. PubMed: 23396261

Zhang, N. Members of the Fusarium solani species complex that cause infections in both humans and plants are common in the environment. J Clin Microbiol 44: 2186-2190, 2006. PubMed: 16757619

Ophthalmic optics--Contact lens care products--Microbiological requirements and test methods for products and regimens for hygienic management of contact lenses. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 14729:2001.

Gugnani HC, et al. Mycotic keratitis in Nigeria. A study of 21 cases. Br. J. Ophthalmol. 60: 607-613, 1976. PubMed: 791355

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Basic Documentation
  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019