VTT Collection of industrial microorganisms: Catalogue of strains

Maija-Liisa Suihko

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The VTT collection is a national service collection. The first strains were deposited in 1959. The total holding at the end of 1988 was 1050 strains, including 320 yeasts, 390 filamentous fungi and 340 bacteria. The main functions of the collection are the deposition (not for patent application) and preservation of cultures, delivery of pure cultures to industry, research and education, mainly in Finland. The collection is financed by the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). The collection has been a member of the European Culture Collections' Organization (ECCO) since 1984 and of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) since 1985. It has been registered with the World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDC) since 1986 (collection number 139). VTT cultures are maintained mainly in the freeze-dried state and at ultra low temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)951-38-3549-9
Publication statusPublished - 1989
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita


  • collection
  • microorganisms
  • yeasts
  • fungi
  • bacteria


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