microbial culture collections
Remember, you need to deposit the type strains (and preferably some further strains ) of your new species in at least two of these international Culture Collection Centers.
The Subcommittee highly encourages the authors of new taxa to submit the type and other reference strains to the ARS-RGC and HAMBI collections, which specialize in rhizobial germplasm.
- Australian Collection of Microorganisms (ACM)
- Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection (USDA-ARS)
- American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
- Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms (BCCM/LMB)
- China Committee of Culture Collection for Microorganisms (CCCCM)
- Centraalbureaur voor Schimmelcultures / Central office for fungal cultures (CBS)
- Collection de l'Institut Pasteur, Institut Pasteur Collection, France (CIP)
- Collection Française de Bactéries Phytopathogènes, INRA, Angers, France (CFBP)
- Deutsche Sammlung fuer Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen (DSMZ) / German Collections of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ)
- Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Culture Collection (HAMBI)
- International Collection of Micro-Organisms from Plants (ICMP)
- USDA-ARS National Rhizobium Germplasm Collection (ARS-RGC)
- WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM)
The Editorial Board of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), and the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP), decided in August 2002 that authors of papers in which new names and/or new combinations are proposed provide evidence that types are deposited in two publicly accessible recognized culture collections in two different countries (i.e. documents certifying deposition and public availability of type strains). Papers will not be accepted and new species, new subspecies or new combinations will not be cited in a Validation List without the certificates.
A very comprehensive list of other Microbial Culture Collections can be found at J.P. Euzéby's site