Institutional Collection: ARS Culture Collection

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
NRRL
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

The ARS Culture Collection is one of the largest public collections of microorganisms in the world, containing approximately 98,000 strains of bacteria and fungi. The collection is housed within the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois. The scientists and staff of the ARS Culture Collection conduct and facilitate microbiological research that advances agricultural production, food safety, public health, and economic development. These goals are pursued through in-house research that improves understanding and utilization of microbiological diversity and through efforts to enhance the value and accessibility of microbial accessions in the Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection.

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Cells, tissue (non-human)
Biological: Living cell or tissue cultures
Preservation Type: 
Sample Treatment: Cryopreserved
Sample Treatment: Freeze-drying (or lyophilization)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
Requests should be made via the online ordering system for strains in the public access catalog. A full explanation of how to request a culture is presented here: https://nrrl.ncaur.usda.gov/open.html
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/khft-j2x0

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
USDA/ARS, Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit
Mailing Address 2: 
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
Mailing Address 3: 
1815 N. University Street
City/Town: 
Peoria
State/Province: 
Illinois
Postal/Zip Code: 
61604
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 22 July 2016 - 11:09am EDT
  • Updated: 22 March 2017 - 11:06am EDT
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