October 18, 2023

Collection Website

WDCM Identifier


Organizational structure

Academia, Private non-profit

Collection Institution/Entity

University of Toronto

Staff working with the Collection


Collection Contact

Yordanka Guardiola

Position of Collection contact


Collection Email

Collection Phone

+1 416 946 0459

Collection can be contacted


  • Interested in Culture Collections Exchange
  • Interested in working with samples from different repositories
  • Interested in Collaborative Programs
  • Collection contains reference strains
  • Collection contains sequencing data
  • 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

World Federation for Culture Collections Guidelines (, ISO 17043

Organisms in Collection


Sequencing data in collection

nuclear DNA barcode genes

Training opportunities provided by Collection

Medical mycology

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

Availability and distribution mechanisms

Fee per strain for distribution

Services provided by Collection

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

Consultations provided by Collection

Preservation, Propagation, Shipment regulations

Host Associations in Collection

Grain crops, Fruits, Vegetables, Other Plants, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects, Other Animals, Humans, Soil, Water, Built Environment

Research fields relevant to Collection

Agriculture, Industrial microbiology, Medical microbiology, Molecular biology, Systematics and taxonomy, Veterinary