All-Russian Collection of Microorganisms – VKM

September 9, 2022

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Organizational structure


Collection Institution/Entity


Collection Contact


Position of Collection contact


Collection Email

Collection Phone

+7 916 714 5451

  • Has continued institutional support
  • Ability to accept orphan collections

Collection Category

Publicly available (qualified curator, collection management policies, microbial specimens, a database of collection information, an online strain catalog, and distributes strains to the scientific community)

Collection follows best management practice guideline

OECD Best Practices Guidelines for Biological Resource Centres (, World Federation for Culture Collections Guidelines (

Organisms in Collection

Fungi, Bacteria, Yeast

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

Availability and distribution mechanisms

Fee per strain for distribution

Services provided by Collection

Patent deposits, Storage service (safe deposit), Strain isolation/taxonomic identification, Contract screening, Consulting

Genus in Collection

Species: 5318, Quantity: 21592

Research fields relevant to Collection

Freeze drying and cryopreservation, General microbiology, Genetics, Molecular biology, Systematics and taxonomy