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ATCC® 16404 and ATCC® 9642 name change
Why was ATCC® 16404 and ATCC® 9642 renamed from Aspergillus niger to Aspergillus brasiliensis?

A polyphasic study was performed at ATCC® in which molecular data was combined with physiological characteristics.  The results clearly indicated that ATCC® 16404 is a member of the novel species Aspergillus brasiliensis.  Thus, we renamed ATCC® 16404 as Aspergillus brasiliensis.  ATCC® 9642 was also renamed Aspergillus brasiliensis.

 

Here is an article detailing this relcassification:

http://www.microbiologyforum.org/PMFNews/PMFNews.14.10.0810.pdf

Date Created07/17/2012 07:16 PM
Date Updated03/27/2014 08:41 PM

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