1. Collection
Registered Number 1236
Acronym VURV
Full Name Culture collection of microorganisms of Crop Research Institute
Institution Crop Research Institute
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. David Novotny
Postal Address Drnovska 507/73,Prague - Ruzyne,Czech,161 06
Country Czech
Telephone 1 (420) - 233 022 373
E-mail 1 collection@vurv.cz
Homepage https://www.vurv.cz/en/research/genetic-resources/culture-collection-of-microorganisms-crop-research 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Petr Kominek
Curator Dr. Alena Hanzalova  (curator, mycology - biotrophic fungi)
Dr. Jana Palicova  (deputy curator, mycology - biotrophic fungi)
Dr. Veronika Dumalasova (mycology - biotrophic fungi)
Dr. Iveta Pankova  (curator, bacteriology)
Dr. Václav Krejzar  (deputy curator, bacteriology)
Dr. Jana Brozova  (curator, virology)
Dr. Jan Ripl  (deputy curator, virology)
Dr. Irena Petrzelova  (curator, mycology - macromycetes)
Mr. Pavel Kopecky  (deputy curator, mycology - macromycetes)
Dr. Veronica Rezacova  (curator - soil bacteria, microbiology)
Dr. Hana Gryndlerova  (deputy curator - soil bacteria, microbiology)
Dr. Tomas Simon  (microbiology)
Dr. David Novotny  (deputy head, curator, mycology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (7)
Mycology (6)
Virology (3)
Technician (8)
Total (24)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
Molecular biology
Plant pathology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(fungi, bacteria, viruses)
Freezer(fungi, bacteria, viruses)
Freeze-dry(fungi, bacteria, viruses)
Subculturing(selected taxa of fungi, rhizobia)
under paraffin oil on an agar slant in test tubes(fungi (especially non-sporulating species))
in living plants(viruses)
Control of the culture morphology
biochemical tests
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
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 825 525
Fungi 2027 1902
Viruses: plants 90 81
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)
Viruses: plants
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to free for research and education institution - under special conditions
exchange with exchange with other institutions
fee for 60 Euro per culture
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized https://old.vurv.cz/collections/vurv.exe/search?lang=en
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(fungi)
Storage service(fungi, bacteria)
Identification(fungi, bacteria)
Other Service characterization of bacterial strains
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2020-07-29
Date of Reply 2021-08-10