Canadian Collection of Fungal Cultures (DAOMC) and Canadian Collection of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (CCAMF)

September 6, 2022

Collection Contact

Tara Rintoul

Position of Collection contact

Collection Manager

Collection Phone


Collection can be contacted


  • Has continued institutional support
  • Interested in Culture Collections Exchange
  • Interested in working with samples from different repositories
  • Interested in Collaborative Programs
  • Collection contains reference strains
  • 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)

Capacity to accept orphan collections

In a focused capacity.

Collection follows best management practice guideline

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

Organisms in Collection

Fungi, Glomeromycetes, Oomycetes

Reference strains in collection

We have many representatives of plant pathogens, plant root symbionts and environmental microbes including type specimens.

Training opportunities provided by Collection

Does not provide training

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

Canadian Government

Availability and distribution mechanisms

Fee per strain for distribution, Culture exchange

Services provided by Collection

Not applicable

Consultations provided by Collection

Preservation, Propagation, Shipment regulations

Genus in Collection

Host Associations in Collection

Grain crops, Fruits, Vegetables, Other Plants, Amphibians, Other Animals

Research fields relevant to Collection

Agriculture, Culture and preservation methods, Ecology, Freeze drying and cryopreservation, General microbiology, Molecular biology, Plant pathology, Systematics and taxonomy, Plant/fungal symbiosis