1. Collection
Registered Number 595
Acronym PYCC
Full Name Portuguese Yeast Culture Collection
Institution Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Comment The acronym of the collection changed from "IGC", that was used between 1952 and 1995, to "PYCC"
2. Correspondent
Dr. José Paulo Sampaio
Postal Address Quinta da Torre,Caparica,Caparica,2829-516
Country Portugal
Telephone 1 (351) 21-2948530
Fax 1 (351) 21-2948530
E-mail 1 pycc@campus.fct.unl.pt
Homepage http://pycc.bio-aware.com/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia - UNL
UCIBIO - Applied Biomolecular Sciences Unit
5. Personnel
Dr. José Paulo Sampaio
Curator Miss. Claudia Carvalho (Technician)
Miss. Ana Pontes (Microbiologist)
Number of Staff Mycology (3)
Assistants (1)
Others (1)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Food science
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(yeast)
Control of the culture Molecular identification / DNA barcoding
Deposit to your collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
From the collections 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)
Yeasts 4000 1500
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 fee for € 75
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://pycc.bio-aware.com/
10. Services
Services Storage service(yeasts and filamentous fungi)
Distribution(yeasts and filamentous fungi)
Identification(yeasts, filamentous fungi bacteria)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Systematics and taxonomy
Molecular identification methods
Yeast ecology
Yeast physiology
Yeast population and comparative genomics
Consulation about Preservation
General microbiology
Yeast ecology and taxonomy
Yeast physiology
Microbial genomics
Molecular methods for strain typing and identification
Other Service Contract research on yeast isolation and identification
Contract research on genome sequencing
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-14
Date of Reply 2016-11-01