The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)

The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC) was established to co-ordinate the activities of the UK national service collections of microbial organisms. Information on UKNCC services and on other collection activities can be found through the menu items above.

Organisms

The UKNCC members collections offer a culture/cell supply service. The organisms that are supplied include actinomycetes, algae, animal cells, bacteria, cyanobacteria, filamentous fungi, nematodes, protozoa, mycoplasm, viruses and yeasts.

  • Supply of pure named organisms
  • Reference strains and cell lines
  • Starter cultures
  • Production strains
  • Plant and human pathogens (subject to permits)
  • Microbial resistance test strains
  • DNA and extracts derived from authenticated strains

You can select the strains you require by searching the databases of the individual culture collections below. You can also view information relating to the supply of strains.

Collection
Acronym
Organism Coverage
IMI
Fungi, Yeast, Bacteria (plant pathogenic and Antarctic)
CCAP
Algae, cyanobacteria, protozoa
ECACC
Cell lines
NCIMB
Bacteria
NCPF
Fungi pathogenic to animals and humans
NCTC
Bacteria pathogenic to animals and humans
NCPPB
Bacteria pathogenic to plants
NCPV
Viruses
NCYC
Yeast

* Incorporates the UK Collection of Fungus Cultures, The UK National Collection of Wood Rotting Fungi, The British Antarctic Survey Culture Collection 
** An HPA culture Collection.
(
www.hpacultures.org.uk )

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