VTT Culture Collection: Catalogue of strains

Maija-Liisa Suihko

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The VTT Culture Collection is a collection of microorganisms and cell cultures, which is housed in the unit Biotechnology and Food Research of the Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) and is mainly financed by VTT. It has been a member of the European Culture Collections' Organization (ECCO) since 1984, of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) since 1985 and was registered with the World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDC) in 1986 (number 139). The first microbial strains were deposited in 1959. The current total holding is 2800 strains including 800 yeasts, 720 filamentous fungi and 1250 bacteria/archaea. The non-confidential strains are listed in this catalogue. SERVICES - Public and safe deposit of microorganisms - Delivery of pure cultures to industry and research - Identification of bacteria by API, FAME and RiboPrinterr databases - Contract research e.g. testing of properties of brewer's yeasts in pilot scale RESEARCH INTERESTS - Starter, probiotic and protective cultures - Hygiene in food industry - Brewing and malting technology - Microbiology in paper and packaging industry
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages298
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5476-0
ISBN (Print)951-38-5475-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes


  • collection
  • micro-organisms
  • yeasts
  • fungi
  • bacteria


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