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.




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