CULTURE COLLECTION OF BASIDIOMYCETES (CCBAS)
Institute of Microbiology,
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Videnska 1083, 142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Phone: +420-241062397, +420-241062611, Fax: +420-241062384
Contact person: Ivana
Our collection of basidiomycetes is the only integral collection of hymenomycetes in this country, the treasury of some preserved and rare species, the protector of patented strains. It is a basis for screening of strains possessing important metabolic activities. The Culture Collection of Basidiomycetes (CCBAS) is a member of the Federation of Czechoslovak Culture Collections and the World Federation of Culture Collections and it is listed under the number 558 in the World Center for Culture Collections of Microorganisms. The collection was founded in the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in 1959 and now belongs to the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology (head Dr. Petr Baldrian, PhD). Most of the cultures belong to orders Agaricales, Aphyllophorales and Gasterales. Our strains are preserved by safe current methods and stored under liquid nitrogen. Our mycelial cultures are used for research purposes with regard to their physiology and biochemical activities. They also serve as comparative material for different studies by research workers from other institutes in the Czech Republic as well as in other countries. The cultures listed in the catalogue are available for research work, mostly on the basis of exchange. Detailed information can be obtained from the contact person. A specific method of cryopreservation of basidiomycete species can be developed and tested for the customer, the cost depending on the complexity of problem solution.
An electronic version of the catalogue is presented here in the form of a file in XLSX format for MS Excel - AGstrains.XLSX (CR = Czech Republic).
Customers receiving CCBAS strains are responsible for their safe storage, handling and use. Neither the CCBAS nor the Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic can consider claims or accept responsibility for damages or injuries resulting from use, storage or loss of a CCBAS culture. Although the identity of the strains has been checked according to present standards, CCBAS is not liable for damages arising from misidentification or misinterpretation of strains.