1. Collection
Registered Number 1028
Acronym EX
Full Name EX Culture Collection of extremophilic fungi
Institution University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, dept. Biology
Comment EX culture collection is part of the university of Ljubljana Infrastuctural Centre Mycosmo. It contains more than 10.000 strains of primarily extremophilic fungi, isolated from hypersaline waters, Arctic glaciers, mountains, deep sea, thermal waters and domestic extreme environments, such as dishwashers and washing machines.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Nina Gunde - Cimerman
Postal Address Vecna pot 111,Ljubljana,Slovenia,1000
Country Slovenia
Telephone 1 (386) - 1-3203400
Telephone 2 (+386)-1-3203392
Fax 1 (+386)12573390
E-mail 1 nina.gunde-cimerman@bf.uni-lj.si
E-mail 2 info@ex-genebank.com
Homepage http://www.ex-genebank.com/index.php/en/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Research Agency of the Republic of Slovenia - ARRS
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Nina Gunde - Cimerman
Curator Assoc. Prof. Polona Zalar (mycology)
Miss. Mojca Sere (microbiology)
Number of Staff Mycology (3)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(Fungi and Bacteria)
Freezer(Fungi and Bacteria)
Freezer(Fungi and Bacteria)
Subculturing(Fungi and Bacteria)
Control of the culture subculturing
molecular methods
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadCBS(The Netherlands)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 1550 400 1 0
Fungi 6900 2250 25 0
Yeasts 3900 1620 5 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Bacteria 450 250 20 20
Fungi 5200 1750 2 1 60 50
Yeasts 2400 1300 3 1 20 10
9. Catalogue
10. Services
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2013-01-18
Date of Reply 2016-01-11