Links for Culture Collections:

  • One of Russia’s largest research and service collections in the field of non-medical microbiology.

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

  • 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.

  • Unique bank of Australian biodiversity contains marine and freshwater microalgal classes sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.

  • 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.

  • A collection of fungi and bacteria.

  • Providing research quality cultures, culture medium, and other related services to educational institutions, government and commercial laboratories worldwide.

  • Holds a broad range of bacteria and the most demanded test strains of filamentous fungi and yeasts.

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

  • Providing cultures (cyanobacterial, protistan, macro-algal), bioinformatic data, services and advice to the scientific community world-wide.

  • An interesting collection of algae and cyanobacteria.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The aim of the organization is to promote collaboration and exchange of ideas and information about all aspects of culture collection activity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Most of the Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) species used experimentally in the literature are represented in INVAM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A big collection of marine phytoplankton, benthic algae, marine macrophytes, microalgae, bacteria and viruses.

  • 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.

  • An International Depository Authority (IDA) for bacteria, yeasts, bacteriophages, plasmids and plant seeds that are the subject of patent applications.

  • The Pasteur Culture Collection of axenic cyanobacterial strains (PCC) is maintained in the Unité de Physiologie Microbienne.

  • A collection of wild yeast.

  • Operating four unique collections consisting of expertly preserved, authenticated cell lines and microbial strains of known provenance for use in medical science and laboratory healthcare.

  • Maintaining strains of marine phytoplankton, bacteria and viruses.

  • The Salmonella Genetic Stock Centre (SGSC) maintains genetic stocks of Salmonella, as well as some strains of related bacterial genera.

  • A collection of Bacteria and Fungi.

  • Consolidating the management of Thailand's microbial resources.

  • Maintaining and distributing genetically characterized strains, cloning vectors, and bacteriophage for the genus Bacillus and related organisms.

  • The MTCC has five sections, the Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts and Plasmids.

  • Virus taxonomy by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

  • UKNCC co-ordinates the activities, marketing and research of the UK national service collections of microbial organisms. The organisms that are supplied include actinomycetes, algae, animal cells, bacteria, cyanobacteria, filamentous fungi, nematodes, protozoa, mycoplasm, viruses and yeasts.

  • Bringing together scientists working with laboratory based collections of microbes.

  • The Culture Collection includes different strains of living algae, representing most major algal taxa.

  • The collections host bacteria, fungi, and plant cell cultures.

  • WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) provides a comprehensive directory of culture collections, databases on microbes and cell lines, and the gateway to biodiversity, molecular biology and genome projects.

  • The WFCC is concerned with the collection, authentication, maintenance and distribution of cultures of microorganisms and cultured cells.