Member holdings

  • More than 8.000 strains of bacteria, archaea, yeast and filamentous fungi. Mengovirus vMCO. Phages (soon available).
  • Main taxa: Bacteria from the order Lactobacillale, families Vibrionaceae and Rhodobacteraceae and genera Streptomyces. Filamentous fungi from the families Aspergillaceae, Trichocomaceae, Glomerellaceae, Hypocreaceae and Nectriaceae. Yeast from the family Saccharomycetaceae.
  • Remarkable holdings: Delicate (Frankia) and recalcitrant (Planctomycetes) strains. Halophylic archaea. Wine and dairy related strains from different Spanish regions and other countries. Spanish Xylella strains. Several Oomycota plant pathogenic strains from the genus Pythium and Phytophthora.
  • Applications: Agro, Food, Bioremediation, Biofuels, Pharma, Health
  • Most WDCM/quality control strains.

Services offered

Supply of microbial reference material (archaea, bacteria, yeast and filamentous fungi) in different formats (freeze-dried, active culture, genomic DNA, etc.)

Microbial identification by sequencing of essential genes

Microbial identification and characterisation by MALDI-TOF MS (matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry)

Whole Genome Sequencing

Preparation, assembly and analysis of microbial genomes

Microbial characterisation

Analysis of microbial cellular fatty acid composition (MIDI)

Microbial strain deposit (public, safe and for patent purposes)

Custody of biological material

Lyophilisation of microbial strains or biological samples


Identification, characterization and preservation of bacteria for Health&Food or Agro-Food applications

Microbial authentification and identification: MALDI-TOF MS and GC FAME

Optimization of cultivation and preservation protocols for delicate and recalcitrant strains

Exploring microbial diversity and its biotechnological potential

Quality Management System

ISO 9001 certified since 2004

Best Practices for Biological Resource Centres