A wide collection of laboratory procedures used in the preparation of aspergillus - DNA, RNA, protein and antigen detection. Procedures for handling clinical material, spore sampling and PCR detection of aspergillus are included.



Biochemical Calculators

Biochemical Calculators

Useful reference

Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual

Standard Operating Procedures:National Aspergillosis Centre, UK

Use and Control of Chemical Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reproductive Toxins

Special Hazardous Waste Disposal

Additional Rules For Handling Cultures Expressing Allergenic Proteins

Additional Rules For Handling Genetically Modified Fungal Cultures

Laboratory Rules (Containment Level 2)

Laboratory Rules (Containment Level 1)

Good Microbiological Practice And Containment

Guidance on Needlestick Injuries and Incidents Involving Human Blood or Other Body Fluids

Procedures for Use of the Fume Hood

Procedure for First Aid at Work

Guidance on the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981(UK)

Guidance on the First aid treatment of cyanide, hydrofluoric acid and phenol exposure

Guidance on the maintenance of electrical equipment by Schools / Administrative Directorates

Disinfection and decontamination Policy

Health and Safety: Procedures and Guidance

White coat policy

Quality control in mycology

ISO 15 189

LAB GTA 06 (in french)

Growth and Storage

Growth and Storage

Quantitative preservation of viability of Aspergillus fumigatus

Media for growth of Aspergillus

Manipulation of Aspergillus

Species/Strain identification

Strain identification

Colony identification key: A key for the identification of species via colony morphology on standard media.

Microsatellite typing for Aspergillus fumigatus

Random Amplification of Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Typing and Fingerprinting

FGSC strains and mutants

ATTC: Fungi & Yeast strains

Fungal Molecular Biology

DNA & RNA Extraction

FGSC: Plasmids and gene libraries

Achilles cleavage of fungal chromosomes

Differential display from infected and uninfected tissue

Differential screening of cDNAs from infected and uninfected tissue

REMI and transformation of Septoria nodorum (Stagonospora)

REMI and transformation in Magnaporthe grisea

RNA miniprep (N.crassa)

RNA preparation

Large scale DNA preparation

Protoplast preparation

Protoplast preparation for A.nidulans


Guanadinium extraction of fungal RNA

Fungal DNA miniprep1

Fungal DNA miniprep2

Fungal DNA miniprep3

Aspergillus fumigatus RNA Preparation for Real Time PCR, cDNA Synthesis (Cramer Lab)

Agrobacterium transformation of Aspergillus fumigatus (Cramer Lab)

Creating a Gene Replacement Construct (Cramer Lab)

Southern blots Preparation (Cramer Lab)

Aspergillus fumigatus Media and Protoplast Transformation Recipes (Cramer Lab)

cDNA synthesis for microarray (Cramer Lab)

Aspergillus fumigatus Colony PCR Protocol (Cramer Lab)

Aspergillus fumigatus Protoplast Transformation (Cramer Lab)

Aspergillus fumigatus Genomic DNA Prep (Cramer Lab)

DIG DNA PROBEs: PCR Labeling Protocol (Cramer Lab)


List of A.nidulans mutants

Cell Component Extraction

Total lipid extraction

Protein/Antigen extraction

Model systems: in vitro

In vitro killing assays

Model systems: in vivo

SOP's for the Preparation of Aspergillus test strains for inhalation pulmonary aspergillosis studies including : Processing tissue samples for PCR , Galactomannan; DNA extraction for quantitative real-time PCR , and of tissue fungal burden

General Molecular Biology

A rapid method for generating gene deletions in Aspergillus fumigatus

Random subclone generation - Sonication

Random subclone generation - Nebulization

Random subclone generation - Random fragment end-repair, size selection, and phosphorylation

Random subclone generation - DNA ligation

Random subclone generation - Competent cell preparation

Random subclone generation - Bacterial cell transformation

Random subclone generation - Rubidium Chloride method for Transformation Competent E. coli

Random subclone generation - CaCl competent cells

Random subclone generation - Microcentrifuge tube transformation

CsCL RNA preps

RNase protection assay

Nick translations

Southerns with oligo probes

Southern blots

Phenol extraction of DNA samples

Midiprep double-stranded DNA isolation

Glyoxal gels

Large scale double-stranded DNA isolation

Concentration of DNA by ethanol precipitation

Bacterial cell maintenance

Restriction digestion

Kinase end-labeling of DNA

Agarose gel electrophoresis

Elution of DNA fragments from agarose

Notes on Restriction/Modification Bacterial Strains

Fragment purification on Sephacryl S-500 spin columns

Methods for DNA isolation (E.coli) - Genomic DNA isolation from blood

Methods for DNA isolation (E.coli) - 96 well double-stranded template isolation

Methods for DNA isolation (E.coli) - Biomek-automated modified-Eperon isolation procedure for single-stranded M13DNA

Methods for DNA isolation (E.coli) - Single-stranded M13 DNA isolation using phenol

Methods for DNA isolation (E.coli) - Large scale M13RF isolation

Methods for DNA isolation (E.coli) - Miniprep double-stranded DNA isolation

Methods for DNA isolation (E.coli) - Biomek protocol for 96 DNA preps


Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Purification of PCR fragments for cloning

Preparation of SmaI-linearized, dephosphorylated double-stranded M13 replicative form cloning vector

Long PCR


Synthesis and purification of oligonucleotides

Methods for DNA sequencing

Bst-catalyzed radiolabeled DNA sequencing

Old sequencing protocols

ABI sequencing protocols

cDNA sequencing based on PCR and random shotgun cloning

Double-stranded sequencing of cDNA clones containing long poly(A) tails using anchored poly(dT) primers

Fluorescent-labeled sequencing gel preparation, pre-electrophoresis, sample loading, electrophoresis, data collection, and analysis on the ABI 373A DNA sequencer

Sequenase[TM] catalyzed sequencing with dye-labeled terminators

Taq-polymerase catalyzed cycle sequencing using fluorescent-labeled dye terminator reactions

Taq-polymerase catalyzed cycle sequencing using fluorescent-labeled dye primers

Radiolabeled sequencing gel preparation, loading, and electrophoresis

Old sequencing gels

Additional methods

Rapid hybridization of complementary M13 inserts

Taq polymerase purification


Cosmid packaging protocol

Protein methods


Tricine gels

Collection of Clinical Material

Eosinophilic fungal rhinosinusitis - Clinical material collection and culture technique

Detection in clinical samples

Protocol for homogenisation of CF sputum samples

Detection of fungi using fluorescent brighteners

Detection of medically important fungi using PCR

Preparation of Solid Tissue for Aspergillus Galactomannan

Recommended protocol for extracting Aspergillus DNA from whole blood.

Assaying antifungal levels

Measurement of serum drug level

HPLC assay method for determining Amphotericin B levels in serum and tissue specimens

Bioassay for Determining Itraconazole Levels in Blood

Bioassay for Determining Voriconazole Levels in Blood

Susceptibility testing

Reference method for antifungal susceptibility testing of filamentous fungi.

Susceptibility testing of amphotericin B and itraconazole

Assaying mycotoxins

Methods for assaying gliotoxin production in Aspergillus fumigatus

Aztec Labs Diagnostic testing Protocols


Interfering Medical Condition Studies for Antigen Assays

Interfering Medical Condition Studies for Nucleic Acid-Based Diagnostic Assays

Comparative Studies for Antibody Assays

Comparative Studies for Antigen Assays

Comparative Studies for Nucleic Acid-Based Diagnostic Assays

Reproducibility ( Replication ) Studies for Antibody Assays

Reproducibility ( Replication ) Studies for Antigen Assays

Reproducibility ( Replication ) Studies for Nucleic Acid-Based Diagnostic Assays

Prioritization and Approval of Third Party Test

Review of Candidate Test from Third Parties

Submission Process for Third Party Test Requests

AsTeC Specimen Collection (University of Florida)

ASTEC Blood Specimen Processing

Interfering Medical Condition Studies for Antibody Assays


EUCAST Technical Note on the method for the determination of broth dilution minimum inhibitory concentrations of antifungal agents for conidia-forming moulds

Sampling Aspergillus spores

Sampling Aspergillus spores in air

Sampling Aspergillus spores in water



Physical constants

Poisson calculations

Codon chart and amino acid symbols

DNA mobility in gels

Units and formulas

Bacterial Transformation and Transfection: A summary

Commonly used restriction enzymes and assay buffers

Listing of M13 (pUC) cloning sites

Oligonucleotide universal primers used for DNA sequencing

Taq Cycle Sequencing Reagent Preparation




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