NB Searching the database correctly requires cookies to be enabled on
- Check or uncheck each collection you wish to search.
- And/Or enter a Strain Name, ie any organism name (latin) or cell-line/hybridoma
name. This term may be truncated.
- And/Or enter a Strain Identifer, ie the unique collection identifier
(e.g. number or strain name) assigned by each collection. This term
may be truncated. You should NOT include the collection acronym,
ie enter just 9399 NOT NCIMB9399.
- And/Or you may also search for any single word occurring in the the
whole of each data-set.
- Check button for 'exact', stem (right truncated) or like (sounds-like)
search for the word entered in 4.
You may search all the collections or just the ones you are interested
in by checking the boxes at the top.
The Strain Name is the Latin name, or cell-line/hybridoma name of
the strain. This term may be truncated to the right, eg entering Zygo
will find all names like Zygosacharomyces, Zygorhyncus, Zygosporium
etc. When the search is performed there will also be a drop-down box
to the right showing the fifteen most similar names in the databases.
The Strain Identifier is the unique collection identifier assigned
by each collection. This term may also be truncated to the right
You may also search for any single word occurring anywhere in any
of the datasets. You may select a button to restrict this word search.
It can be exact, truncated (stem), or sounds-like. The sounds-like
search will attempt to identify similar sounding words (it ignores
numbers and symbols occurring in the text). Similarly when a word
search is performed the drop-down box to the right will display the
fifteen most similar words (exact, truncated, or sounds-like according
to your selection)
There are no records for the name I've entered?
The UKNCC database does not store information on the variety of synonyms
under which an organism may be known. Please use the taxonomy
and nomenclature resources listed here to check for alternative names
if your search is unsuccesful.
Viewing a strain data-sheet
Clicking on the strain in the list will display the data-sheet for that
particular record, eg provenance, growth media, metabolites etc. You may
print out the 'data-sheet' by pressing CTRL+P.
Adding to, and viewing the Order List
This sheet also has a button ADD TO LIST. Clicking on this button will
store the strain information in a temporary 'Order List'. You may add
other strains to this hidden list. You view the list by selecting it from