Collection of Zoosporic Eufungi at University of Michigan

October 18, 2023

Organizational structure


Collection Institution/Entity

University of Michigan

Staff working with the Collection


Collection Contact

Timothy James

Position of Collection contact


Collection Email

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
  • Ability to accept orphan collections
  • Collection contains sequencing data
  • Collection contains reference strains

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

We have started from two collections that were endangered. We are limited to a specific taxon, but we are able to take on new strains in this taxon.

Collection follows best management practice guideline

Organisms in Collection


Sequencing data in collection

Ribosomal RNA sequences, some genomes

Training opportunities provided by Collection

Does not provide training

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF)

Availability and distribution mechanisms

Fee per strain for distribution

Services provided by Collection

Storage service (safe deposit)

Consultations provided by Collection

Does not provide consultation

Host Associations in Collection

Other Plants, Amphibians, Soil, Water

Research fields relevant to Collection

Developmental biology, Ecology, Industrial microbiology, Systematics and taxonomy