The Mollicutes Collection TMC

September 17, 2020

Collection Website

WDCM Identifier


Organizational structure

Private non-profit

Collection Institution/Entity

University of Florida

Staff working with the Collection


Collection Contact

Daniel R. Brown

Position of Collection contact


Collection Email

Collection Phone

(352) 294-4004

Collection can be contacted


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

Collection follows best management practice guideline


Organisms in Collection


Reference strains in collection

Yes, the collection includes many nomenclatural type and reference strains of mollicutes.

Training opportunities provided by Collection

Does not provide training

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

Department of the Interior (DOI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Availability and distribution mechanisms

No charge for distribution (shipping may be charged), Fee per strain for distribution, Peer to peer for collaborations

Services provided by Collection

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

Consultations provided by Collection

Genus/species identification by PCR/sequencing; serotyping; systematics

Host Associations in Collection

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

Research fields relevant to Collection

Agriculture, Cell biology, General microbiology, Genetics, Medical microbiology, Molecular biology, Plant pathology, Synthetic biology, Systematics and taxonomy, Veterinary