Fera Science Ltd
+44 (0) 1904 462344
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)
Case by case basis but no more than 1000.
OECD Best Practices Guidelines for Biological Resource Centres (https://www.oecd.org/health/biotech/oecdbestpracticeguidelinesforbiologicalresourcecentres.htm), World Federation for Culture Collections Guidelines (http://www.wfcc.info/guidelines/)
We house type strains and reference strains of plant pathogenic bacteria used worldwide.
Does not provide training
Mostly Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK govt)
Fee per strain for distribution, Culture exchange
Strain isolation/taxonomic identification, Custom material preparation (such as genomic DNA/RNA), Consulting
Preservation, Shipment regulations, Plant quarantine
Grain crops, Fruits, Vegetables, Other Plants
Agriculture, Culture and preservation methods, Freeze drying and cryopreservation, General microbiology, Plant pathology, Systematics and taxonomy