1. Collection
Registered Number 1066
Acronym INVAM
Full Name International Culture Collection of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Institution West Virginia University
Institution Photo
Comment This collection consists of obligately symbiotic soil-borne fungi which are culturable only in the roots of a wide range of plant species.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Joseph Morton
Postal Address 1090 Agricultural Sciences Building,Morgantown,WV,26506-6108
Country U.S.A.
Telephone 1 (1) - 304-293-8836
Fax 1 (1) - 304-293-2960
E-mail 1 jbmorton@mail.wvu.edu
E-mail 2 jbmorton@mail.wvu.edu
Homepage http://invam.wvu.edu 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor National Science Foundation
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Joseph Morton
Number of Staff Mycology (2)
Total (2)
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Fungi)
Control of the culture Periodic disinfestation of all surfaces using 10% bleach
Daily monitoring for insects & other pests
Carefully examination of culture purity and productivity one month prior to harvest and at harvest
Processing of cultures separate from where cultures are grown
Removable basins beneath growth tables to monitor effluent for contaminants
Manual watering of plants
No raw soils allowed into culture areas
All soils and culture materials are stored in sealed containers
Deposit to your collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Personally from the scientists in our country
From the research institutions in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Fungi 1100 0 76 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)
Fungi 320 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to K-12 students, high school teachers
exchange with BEGNet, CICG
fee for US $50.00 (academic) US $100 (industry)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://invam.wvu.edu/cultures/culture-search
10. Services
Services Distribution(arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi)
Identification(arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi)
Training Management of a culture collection
Consulation about Propagation
inoculum production for a wide range of applications
Other Service Quality control assays
Trap cultures of native fungi
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2014-05-20
Date of Reply 2016-01-05