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The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)

The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC) was established to coordinate 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

CABI*

IMI

Fungi, Yeast, Bacteria (plant pathogenic and Antarctic)

Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa

CCAP

Algae, cyanobacteria, protozoa

European Collection of Cell Cultures**

ECACC

Cell lines

The National Collection of Industrial, food and Marine Bacteria

NCIMB

Bacteria

National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi**

NCPF

Fungi pathogenic to animals and humans

National Collection of Type Cultures**

NCTC

Bacteria pathogenic to animals and humans

National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria

NCPPB

Bacteria pathogenic to plants

National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses**

NCPV

Viruses

National Collection of Yeast Cultures

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)