1. Collection
Registered Number 180
Acronym DBVPG
Full Name Industrial Yeasts Collection DBVPG
Institution Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science, University of Perugia, I-06121 Perugia, Italy
Institution Photo
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Pietro Buzzini
Postal Address Borgo XX Giugno 74,Perugia,PG,I-06121
Country Italy
Telephone 1 (39) 075-5856487
Telephone 2 (39) 075-5856455
Fax 1 (39) 075-5856470
E-mail 1 benedetta.turchetti@unipg.it
E-mail 2 dbvpg@unipg.it
Homepage http://www.dbvpg.unipg.it 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor National Research Council of Italy
University of Perugia (Italy)
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Pietro Buzzini
Curator Dr. Benedetta Turchetti  (Molecular Taxonomy)
Number of Staff Assistants (2)
PhD students (1)
Internship students (1)
Total (4)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Industrial microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry( Yeasts,)
Freezer( Yeasts)
Control of the culture sequencing of the D1/D2 domains belonging to the large subunit (LSU) of 26S rRNA gene and of Internal Transcribed Spacers (ITS 1 & 2 region) including the 5.8S rRNA gene
electrophoretic karyotyping against type strains
DNA / DNA reassociation against type strains
conventional taxonomy (if requested)
random controls of viability
Deposit to your collection
CBS(The Netherlands)
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
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)
Yeasts 5900 3500
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 exchange with other Collections affiliated with WFCC
fee for Euros 80/strain for University and Public Scientific Centres
fee for Euros 150/strain for other private Institutions
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 1955 year(s)
Online Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Yeasts, Yeasts-like organisms)
Storage service(Yeasts, Yeasts-like organisms)
Distribution(Yeasts, Yeasts-like organisms)
Identification(Yeasts, Yeasts-like organisms)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
Screening surveys for commercially useful properties
Isolation, cultivation & conservation of yeast cultures
Conventional & molecular identification of yeasts
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
Isolation, cultivation, identification and molecular typing of Prototheca spp. cultures
Other Service Screening surveys for commercially useful properties of biotechnological interest upon request using the strains conserved in the DBVPG Collection
Collaborative research projectsin collaboration with other parties on topics involved in DBVPG research activities
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2014-11-26
12. Strains