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The following list includes links to other Culture Collections and scientific or yeast related sites, plus reference books which may be of interest to our visitors.

Microbial Databases

  • UKBRCN – The United Kingdom Biological Resource Centre Network
  • ECCO Web Site – European Culture Collections Organization (ECCO). For further information contact: The Secretary (ECCO), Dr. Maija-Liisa Suihko, VTT Biotechnology, P.O. Box 1500, FIN-02044, VTT Finland. Tel +358 9 456 5133. Fax +358 9 455 2103
  • StrainInfo.net bioportal – A brilliant resource for finding equivalent strain designations and associated information
  • WFCC Web Site – World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC). For further information contact: The Secretary (WFCC), Dr David Smith, CABI Bioscience UK Centre, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY. Tel: +44 1491 829046. Fax: +44 1491 829100

Miscellaneous Yeast Related Sites

  • IBD – International Centre for Brewing and Distilling, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Microbes in Norwich Website
  • The Forsburg Lab – The Forsburg Lab Home page contains lots of information on the Genetics of S.pombe
  • The Virtual Library – The Virtual Library at Stanford University contains information on the yeast model organisms: Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Schizosaccharomyces pombe , and Candida albicans
  • WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) – WDCM maintains an on-line database of Culture Collections worldwide containing descriptions of their holdings and services

Non-UK Culture Collections

  • ATCC - American type culture collection
  • AusMICC - The Australian Microbiome Culture Collection
  • BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms 
  • CBS – The Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS) Home Page
  • CCUG – The Culture Collection, University of Goteborg, Sweden (CCUG) Home Page.
  • ARS (NRRL) Culture Collection
  • CECT– CECT Spanish Type Culture Collection, University of Valencia, Spain. English Home Page
  • DBVPG Industrial Yeasts Collection – DBVPG Industrial Yeasts Collection, Perugia, Italy
  • DSMZ - Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
  • Herman J Phaff Culture Collection – Located at the University of California Davis and dedicated in 1996, the Herman J. Phaff Culture Collection of Yeasts and Yeast-like Organisms, is a unique yeast culture collection containing over 6,000 strains collected from North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe
  • PYCC - Portuguese Yeast Culture Collection
  • WDCM – MIRCEN World DATA Centre for Microorganisms

Other UK Culture Collections

Fungi and yeasts pathogenic to man & animals

National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)
Public Health Laboratory
Myrtle Road
Bristol BS2 8EL
Tel: 0117 928 5028
Fax: 0117 922 6611

Fungi (other than animal pathogens & wood-rotting fungi)

Culture Collection and Industrial Services Division
International Mycological Institute (IMI)

Fungi, wood-rotting

National Collection of Wood Rotting Fungi (NCWRF)
Biodeterioration Section
Timber Division
Building Research Establishment
Watford WD2 7JR
Tel: 01923 664662
Fax: 01923 664010

Bacteria of industrial & marine importance

National Collections of Industrial and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB) Ltd

Bacteria of medical and veterinary importance

National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)

Bacteria pathogenic to plants

National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)

Algae and Protozoa (freshwater)

Culture Collection for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP)
Institute of Freshwater Ecology
The Windermere Laboratory
Far Sawrey
Cumbria LA22 0LP
Tel: 01539 442468
Fax: 01539 446914

Algae and Protozoa (marine)

Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP)

Animal cell lines

European Collection of Animal Cell Cultures (ECACC)

Reference Books

General Yeast Reference Books

  • ‘Yeasts in Food: Beneficial and Detrimental Aspects’, ed. T. Boekhout & V. Robert, Behr’s Verlag (2003)
  • ‘Food Microbiology Protocols: Methods in Biotechnology 14’, ed. J.F.T. Spencer & A.L. Ragout de Spencer, Humana Press (2001)
  • ‘Handbook of Food Spoilage Yeasts’, T. Deak & L.R. Beuchat, CRC Press (1996)
  • ‘Nonconventional Yeasts in Biotechnology’, ed. Klaus Wolf, Springer (1996)
  • ‘Handbook of Brewing’, ed William A. Hardwick, Dekker (1994)
  • ‘Cryopreservation and Freeze Drying Protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology’, Vol 38. ed. J.G. Day & M.R. McLellan, Humana Press (1995)
  • ‘The Yeasts’, (Four Volumes). Second Edition. ed. A.H.Rose and J.S.Harrison, Academic Press (1991)
  • ‘Living Resources for Biotechnology: Yeasts’, ed. B.E.Kirsop and C.P.Kurtzman, Cambridge University Press (1988)
  • ‘Yeast: a practical approach’, ed. I.Campbell and J.H.Duffus,. IRL press (1988)
  • ‘Brewing Microbiology’, ed. F.G.Priest and I.Campbell, Elsevier Applied Science (1987)
  • ‘Microbes and Man’, J.Postgate, Penguin (1986)
  • ‘Biology and Activities of Yeast’, ed. F.A.Skinner, S.M.Passmore and R.R.Davenport, Academic Press (1980)
  • ‘The Life Of Yeasts’, H.Phaff, J.Miller and E.Mrak, Harvard University Press (1970)

Yeast Taxonomic Treatises

  • ‘The Yeasts : A taxonomic study’, Fourth edition, ed. C.P. Kurtzman & J.W. Fell. Elsevier (1998). ISBN 0 444 81312 8
  • ‘Yeasts: Characteristics and identification’, Third edition, J.A.Barnett, R.W.Payne & D.Yarrow, Cambridge University Press (2000)
  • ‘The Yeasts : A taxonomic study’, Second edition, ed. J. Lodder, North Holland Publishing Co. (1970)