1. Collection
Registered Number 22
Acronym AWRI MCC
Full Name AWRI Microorganism Culture Collection
Institution The Australian Wine Research Institute Limited
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mr. Simon Dillon
Postal Address Hartley Grove cnr Paratoo Road,Urrbrae (Adelaide),South Australia,5064
Country Australia
Telephone 1 (61) 8-83136600
Fax 1 (61) 8-83136601
E-mail 1 culture@awri.com.au
E-mail 2 simon.dillon@awri.com.au
Homepage https://www.awri.com.au/research_and_development/wine-microorganism/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Wine Australia (AGWA)
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Mark Krstic
Curator Mr. Simon Dillon (fermentation yeast & bacteria)
Number of Staff Yeast and Bacteria (1)
Total (1)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Industrial microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Yeast & bacteria)
Freeze-dry(Yeast & bacteria)
Subculturing(Yeast & bacteria)
Control of the culture viability & purity determination
verification of identity by molecular methods & physiological + biochemical test
some identification undertaken externally
verification by sequencing
verification using selective media
verification using microscopy
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 1700 0
Fungi 5 0
Yeasts 4100 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)
Bacteria 85 0
Fungi 0 0
Yeasts 650 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for Universities and Wine Levy Paying Australians : AUS$60
fee for Non-Wine Levy and International Requests: AUS$120
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Yeasts, Bacteria)
Distribution(Yeasts, Bacteria)
Identification(Yeasts, Bacteria)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1983-01-12
Date of Reply 2020-08-06
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi