(Agro)industrial Fungi & Yeasts Collection, BCCM/MUCL


Circa 25,000 strains of filamentous and yeast fungi of all groups including the Penicillium collections from Prof. Biourge (founder of the collection in 1892), P. Simonart and J. Meyer, and the UCL brewery yeast collection. All groups of fungi are represented, especially Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Hyphomycetes and Basidomycetes, including many strains of ecological and/or biotechnological importance. The collection has a particular interest from an (agro-)industrial point of view and includes e.g.: starter cultures for fermented foods and feed, mycorhizal strains, biopesticides, producers of antibiotics, polysaccharides, enzymes, etc... Moreover, a special effort has been made to incorporate commonly used test strains (e.g. for biodeterioration and biodegradation tests) and control strains. The mycological herbarium encompasses more than 39,000 fungus specimens. This collection is part of BCCM; over 45.000 well-documented and authenticated strains of bacteria, filamentous andyeast fungi (including the most important test and control strains) and over 1.500 plasmids are readily deliverable by BCCM on a world-wide basis.


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Terrestrial {Geographical scope}
Agricultural {Habitat type}


Name Role Start End
Decock, Cony curator 2000-07-01


Name Role Start End
Mycothèque unknown

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