1. Collection
Registered Number 1120
Acronym ITEM
Full Name ITEM - Agro-Food Microbial Culture Collection
Institution Institute of Sciences of Food Production - National Research Council (ISPA-CNR)
Institution Photo
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Giancarlo Perrone
Postal Address Via Amendola, 122/O,BARI,BA,70126
Country Italy
Telephone 1 (39) - 080-5929363
Fax 1 (39) 080-5929374
E-mail 1 giancarlo.perrone@ispa.cnr.it
Homepage http://www.ispa.cnr.it/Collection 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
National Research Center
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Giancarlo Perrone
Curator Dr. Giancarlo Perrone (Curator)
Number of Staff Mycology (2)
Assistants (1)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Food science
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Plant pathology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Fungi, Yeast and Bacteria)
Subculturing - Fresh Cultures(Fungi, Yeast and Bacteria)
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 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)
Bacteria 372 265
Fungi 10928 3631
Yeasts 302 295
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 200 50
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for Universities and non-profit institutions 40 € (Italy) - 50 € (Abroad)
fee for Industries and commmercial institutions 70 € (Italy) - 80 € (Abroad)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized www.ispa.cnr.it/Collection
Number of holdings published in catalogue 6541
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi and Yeast)
Distribution(Mainly fungi and yeast)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2015-11-18
Date of Reply 2016-04-12