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Links for Culture Collections:

  • A database of the collection of microalgae at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra. It includes a list of about 3,000 cultures identified to species level, the media recipes and related information.

    http://acoi.ci.uc.pt/
  • The microalgal culture collection of the University of Caen Basse-Normandie (France). The collection consists of 464 strains of marine, brackish water and freshwater microalgae that can be provided for research, education and industry.

    https://www.unicaen.fr/algobank//accueil/
  • One of Russia’s largest research and service collections in the field of non-medical microbiology.

    http://www.vkm.ru/
  • A global nonprofit bioresource center that provides biological products, technical services, and educational programs to private industry, government, and academic organizations around the world.

    http://www.atcc.org/
  • The Collection is one of the largest public collections of microorganisms in the world, currently containing approximately 99,000 strains of actinomycetes, bacteria, molds, and yeasts.

    https://nrrl.ncaur.usda.gov/
  • Unique bank of Australian biodiversity contains marine and freshwater microalgal classes sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.

    http://www.csiro.au/en/Research/Collections/ANACC
  • Maintaining genetically characterized strains, cloning vectors, and bacteriophage for the genus Bacillus and related organisms and to distribute these materials without prejudice to qualified scientists and educators throughout the world.

    http://www.bgsc.org/
  • Providing reagents, tools and information for studying Category A, B, and C priority pathogens, emerging infectious disease agents, non-pathogenic microbes and other microbiological materials of relevance to the research community.

    https://www.beiresources.org/
  • The BCCM consortium aims to share the biological material of its collections, related information, as well as its experience and know-how in the field of fundamental and applied (micro)biology to the benefit of its partners and clients in the scientific and industrial communities.

    http://bccm.belspo.be/
  • NBRC has been expanding its collection of microbial resources and actively performing taxonomic characterization of individual microorganisms such as bacteria including actinomycetes and archaea, yeasts, fungi, algae, bacteriophages and DNA resources for academic research and industrial applications.

    https://www.nite.go.jp/en/nbrc/cultures/
  • Maintaining almost 7400 strains including bacteria, actinomycetes, yeasts, fungi, plasmid-bearing microorganisms, animal and plant viruses, and animal cell cultures.

    https://www.nbimcc.org/en/about.htm
  • A collection of fungi and bacteria.

    http://www.cabi.org/services/microbial-services/culture-collection-microorganism-supply/
  • Providing research quality cultures, culture medium, and other related services to educational institutions, government and commercial laboratories worldwide.

    https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-phycological-culture-centre/
  • Holds a broad range of bacteria and the most demanded test strains of filamentous fungi and yeasts.

    http://www.ccug.se/
  • The Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute maintains a world-renowned culture collection with more 100.000 strains of fungi (including yeasts) and bacteria.

    http://www.westerdijkinstitute.nl/Collections/
  • CICC currently holds a collection of about 10153 strains and more than 300 thousand copies of various industrial microorganism from 212 genera and 839 species, including 4445 strains of bacteria, 3222 strains of yeast, 2220 strains of mold, 266 strains of large-scale fungi.

    http://www.china-cicc.org/English/english.html
  • Preserving, supplying and maintaining living microbial resources and aiming to contribute to scientific communities by serving high quality microbial resources useful for various research fields.

    http://www.cgmcc.net/english/
  • Acquiring, studying, and preserving bacterial strains obtained from aquatic ecosystems and from aquacultural facilities.

    https://www.ciad.mx/caim/CAIM
  • The collection contains two types of production strains of brewing yeasts. The deposited strains belong to the species Saccharomyces pastorianus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

    https://beerresearch.cz/en/collection-of-yeasts/
  • The culture collection holds 256 strains of algae and cyanobacteria, with a high proportion of authentic strains.

    https://botany.natur.cuni.cz/algo/caup.html
  • Providing cultures (cyanobacterial, protistan, macro-algal), bioinformatic data, services and advice to the scientific community world-wide.

    https://www.ccap.ac.uk/
  • An interesting collection of algae and cyanobacteria.

    http://ccala.butbn.cas.cz/
  • Most of the cultures in this collection belong to orders Agaricales, Aphyllophorales and Gasterales.

    http://www2.biomed.cas.cz/ccbas/fungi.htm
  • https://www.ccos.ch/
  • A depository for cultures of bacteria and filamentous fungi.

    https://www.sci.muni.cz/ccm/
  • Nearly 1200 strains representative of 100 genera and 370 species of bacteria, fungi and yeasts are available at CNCTC.

    https://apps.szu.cz/cnctc/a/
  • This collections currently comprise almost 40,000 items, including about 20,000 different bacterial and 5,000 fungal strains, 700 human and animal cell lines, 800 plant cell lines, 1,000 plant viruses and antisera, and 4,800 different types of bacterial genomic DNA.

    https://www.dsmz.de/
  • A central repository for Dictyostelium discoideum strains, isolates of other cellular slime mold species, plasmids, and commonly used bacteria.

    http://dictybase.org/StockCenter/StockCenter.html
  • The CGSC Database of E.coli genetic information includes genotypes and reference information for the strains in the CGSC collection, gene names, properties, and linkage map, gene product information, and information on specific mutations.

    http://cgsc.biology.yale.edu/
  • The aim of the organization is to promote collaboration and exchange of ideas and information about all aspects of culture collection activity.

    https://www.eccosite.org/
  • The European Virus Archive (EVA) is a non profit organization that mobilizes a European network of scientific centers with expertise in virology to collect, characterize, standardize and distribute viruses and derived products.

    http://www.european-virus-archive.com/
  • The vast majority of all cultures are basidiomycetes belonging to the famillies Corticiaceae and Polyporaceae.

    http://www2.dpes.gu.se/FCUGsrch.html
  • The Fungal Genetics Stock Center is a resource available to the Fungal Genetics research community and to educational and research organizations in general.

    http://www.fgsc.net/
  • The CIP is an unique private, non-profit resource dedicated to the collection, preservation, and distribution of cultures of bacterial strains. The CIP has enlarged its collection primarily through collaboration with the specialized research laboratories of Institut Pasteur.

    http://www.pasteur.fr/en/health/crbip-biological-resource-center-institut-pasteur/open-collections/collection-institut-pasteur-cip
  • A publicly available collection of live cultures of fungi and plant–associated bacteria. It has major, worldwide collections of plant pathogenic bacteria, along with rhizobia. The fungal cultures are mainly from New Zealand and the South Pacific region.

    http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/collections/icmp
  • Most of the Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) species used experimentally in the literature are represented in INVAM.

    http://invam.wvu.edu/
  • JCM contributes to domestic, regional, and global improvements of conservation of microbiological resources in cooperation with other culture collections and institutions. JCM supplies authentic microorganisms to researchers in the fields of life sciences and biotechnology.

    http://jcm.brc.riken.jp/en/catalogue_e
  • The JMRC collection contains common molds but also specimens from tropical regions. 11,000 living mushrooms are kept in various nutrient media and as cryopreservatives, plus 10,000 herbarium specimens.

    https://www4.uni-jena.de/Pilz__Referenz_Zentrum.html
  • The strains listed within this document belong to the Lancefield Collection and include nearly all of the strains collected by Dr. Lancefield during her career at The Rockefeller Institute.

    http://www.rockefeller.edu/vaf/lanceindex.php
  • Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology, Universität Hamburg, Germany.

    http://www.mzch-svck.uni-hamburg.de/
  • A collection of microorganisms isolated from samples taken during oceanographic cruises all over the globe: from oligotrophic waters to the most eutrophic, at the water interface with air or sediments, or from the water column.

    https://collection.obs-banyuls.fr/
  • Receiving, maintaining, and distributing living cultures of marine and freshwater algae, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses.

    https://ncma.bigelow.org/
  • A big collection of marine phytoplankton, benthic algae, marine macrophytes, microalgae, bacteria and viruses.

    https://ncma.bigelow.org/who-we-are
  • A National Depository of authentic dairy microbial cultures and holds a collection of more than 700 strains of bacteria, fungi, yeasts and mixed strain dairy starter cultures. These collections are held in public domain and supplied to users in India and abroad.

    http://www.ndri.res.in/ncdc/
  • A large collections of brewing yeast, genetically-defined yeast (used in many applications including cancer research), yeast associated with food spoilage and yeast of medical and industrial importance.

    https://www.ncyc.co.uk/
  • An International Depository Authority (IDA) for bacteria, yeasts, bacteriophages, plasmids and plant seeds that are the subject of patent applications.

    http://www.ncimb.com/
  • Culture strains of cyanobacteria, eukaryotic microalgae, protozoa and endangered algae. Tsukuba, Japan.

    http://mcc.nies.go.jp/
  • Norwegian Institute for Water Research Culture Collection of Algae. NIVA has built up a significant collection of algae cultures. NIVA provides access to these cultures for use in research, education and commercial applications.

    https://www.niva.no/en/culture-collection-of-algae
  • The Pasteur Culture Collection of axenic cyanobacterial strains (PCC) is maintained in the Unité de Physiologie Microbienne.

    http://www.pasteur.fr/ip/easysite/pasteur/en/research/collections/crbip/general-informations-concerning-the-collections/iv-the-open-collections/iv-iii-pasteur-culture-collection-of-cyanobacteria
  • A collection of wild yeast.

    http://phaffcollection.ucdavis.edu/