French Collection for Plant-associated Bacteria CIRM-CFBP

November 21, 2023

Collection Website

WDCM Identifier


Organizational structure

Government Agency

Collection Institution/Entity


Staff working with the Collection


Collection Contact

Perrine Portier

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

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

Upon examination of the detail of the collection. Acceptance will depend on the topic of the collection, quality of associated metadata, form of preservation and our capacity to accept these new strains (depends a lot on how they are preserved in the first place)

Collection follows best management practice guideline

OECD Best Practices Guidelines for Biological Resource Centres (

Organisms in Collection


Reference strains in collection

We have representatives of the diversity of almost all cultivable plant pathogens

Sequencing data in collection

House keeping genes, Complete genome sequences

Training opportunities provided by Collection

Does not provide training

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

French and European institutions

Availability and distribution mechanisms

Fee per strain for distribution, Culture exchange, Peer to peer for collaborations

Services provided by Collection

Storage service (safe deposit), Strain isolation/taxonomic identification, Custom material preparation (such as genomic DNA/RNA)

Consultations provided by Collection

Does not provide consultation

Host Associations in Collection

Grain crops, Fruits, Vegetables, Other Plants

Research fields relevant to Collection

Agriculture, Ecology, Freeze drying and cryopreservation, General microbiology, Genetics, Plant pathology, Systematics and taxonomy