We manage a collection of over 28,000 living strains including the UK National Collection of Fungus Cultures. The culture collection contains over 6,000 species isolated from environmental and agricultural systems worldwide, making it one of the most significant in the world.
Our range of organisms consists of filamentous fungi and yeasts, plant pathogenic bacteria, including extremophiles, metabolite producing strains, biological control agents and many more.
The culture collection is a member of the United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC), is a UNESCO Microbial Resource Centre (MIRCEN), and an International Depository Authority (IDA) within the Budapest Treaty (1977).
Our fungal culture collection operates:
To the World Federation for Culture Collection (WFCC) guidelines for culture collections
To the UKNCC Quality Management System
To the Common Access to Biotechnology Resources Information (CABRI) Guidelines
In the spirit of the Convention on Biological Diversity
For more information about the services that we offer, please use the links on the left.
Please note that CABI is not involved in keeping, selling or using dangerous animal and/or human pathogens. Our Genetic Resource Collection adheres to the quality system of the UK National Culture Collection and all UK and international legislation pertaining to the handling and transfer of organisms.