1. Collection
Registered Number 112
Acronym ARSEF
Full Name ARS Collection of Entomopathogenic Fungi
Institution USDA - ARS Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Richard A. Humber
Postal Address 538 Tower Road,Ithaca,New York,14853-2901
Country U.S.A.
Telephone 1 (1) 607-255-1276
Fax 1 (1) 607-255-1132
E-mail 1 richard.humber@ars.usda.gov
E-mail 2 rah3@CORNELL.EDU
Homepage http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=12125 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor US Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Richard A. Humber
Curator Dr. Richard A. Humber (Entomopathogenic fungi)
Number of Staff Mycology (1)
Assistants (1)
Total (2)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Systematics and taxonomy
Evolution biology
Biological control
Pharmaceutical bioprospecting
Fungal phylogeny
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(fungi; all isolates)
Freeze-dry(fungi; if possible, for redistribution only)
Control of the culture viability checks
regular reidentification
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadUKNCC(United Kingdom)
the collection abroadCBS/KNAW(Netherlands)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Fungi 13051 5580
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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to non-profit laboratories for up to 14 isolates per year
exchange with other scientists culture collections
fee for commercial laboratories: US$ 120.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=12125
10. Services
Services Storage service(cultures)
Identification(cultures and specimens)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
general aspects of invertebrate pathology
general aspects of insect mycology
Consulation about Preservation
Microbial quarantine
Microbial biocontrol
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1985-10-03
Date of Reply 2015-12-31
12. Strains