Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, UCDFST

September 17, 2020

WDCM Identifier


Organizational structure


Collection Institution/Entity

University of California Davis

Staff working with the Collection


Collection Contact

Kyria Boundy-Mills

Position of Collection contact


Collection Email

Collection Phone

(530) 754-5575

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 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

1000 strains

Collection follows best management practice guideline


Organisms in Collection


Reference strains in collection


Training opportunities provided by Collection

Does not provide training

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

Department of Energy (DOE), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Availability and distribution mechanisms

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

Services provided by Collection

Contract screening, Consulting

Consultations provided by Collection

Preservation, Propagation

Host Associations in Collection

Grain crops, Fruits, Vegetables, Other Plants, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Other Animals, Humans

Research fields relevant to Collection

Agriculture, Ecology, Fermentation, Food science, General microbiology, Genetics, Industrial microbiology, Molecular biology, Starter cultures for foods/beverages, Systematics and taxonomy