1. Collection
Registered Number 308
Acronym MUCL
Full Name Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms / MUCL Agro-food & Environmental Fungal Collection
Institution Université catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute, Microbiology, Mycology
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2015
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Stephan Declerck
Postal Address Croix du Sud 2/L7.05.06,Louvain-la-Neuve,Brabant Wallon,B-1348
Country Belgium
Telephone 1 (32) 10-473742
Fax 1 (32) 10-451501
E-mail 1 stephan.declerck@uclouvain.be
E-mail 2 bccm-mucl@uclouvain.be
Homepage http://bccm.belspo.be/about-us/bccm-mucl 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Belgian Science Policy
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Stephan Declerck
Curator Dr. Cony Decock (Curator – Filamentous Fungi)
Dr. Heide-Marie Daniel (Curator - Yeasts)
Dr. Sylvie Cranenbrouck (Curator - Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)
Number of Staff Mycology (3)
Technical assistants (6)
Administrative assistant (1)
Quality Manager (1)
Total (11)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Food science
Freeze drying
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Plant pathology
Systematics and taxonomy
Forest microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Filamentous fungi and Yeasts)
Cryopreservation at -130°C(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)
Under water(Filamentous fungi and Yeasts)
Under oil(Filamentous fungi and Yeasts)
Continuous culture(Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)
Control of the culture Viability, purity and identity check (certified ISO 9001)
Deposit to your collection
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Fungi 27474 0
Yeasts 4576 0
Mycorrhizae 41 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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Public for profit and non-profit organisations/researchers
Fee (see price list at http://bccm.belspo.be/pricelists/mucl-pricelist)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 1984 year(s)
Online Catalogue: http://bccm.belspo.be/catalogues/mucl-catalogue-search
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)
Storage service(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)
Distribution(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)
Identification(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)
Training Isolation, culture and preservation methods
Conventional and molecular identification
International training on In Vitro Culture of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
General mycology
Other Service Deposit of biological material for public access, safe deposit, patent deposit [Budapest Treaty]
Analyses: counting and isolation, identification, characterisation, assays
Contractual and collaborative research
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2021-07-23
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi