1. Collection
Registered Number 788
Acronym CIRM-Levures
Full Name Centre International de Ressources Microbiennes - Levures
Institution Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
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2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Serge Casaregola
Postal Address INRA, Domaine de Vilvert,Jouy-en-Josas,Ile de France,78352
Country France
Telephone 1 0033 1 34 65 24 84
E-mail 1 cirmlevures@inra.fr
E-mail 2 cirm@grignon.inra.fr
Homepage http://www.inra.fr/cirm_eng/Yeasts 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor INRA
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Serge Casaregola
Curator Dr. Serge Casaregola (Taxonomy/Genomics)
Ms. Cécile Grondin (Collection administrator and quality control manager)
Ms. Angèle Thiriet (Collection administrator)
Number of Staff Mycology (3)
Assistants (1)
Total (4)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Food science
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Comparative genomics
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(Yeasts)
Control of the culture Viability tests
re-sequencing tests
Deposit to your collection
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
the collection abroadCBS(the Netherlands)
the collection abroadMUCL(Belgium)
the collection abroadNCYC(UK)
the collection abroadCABI(UK)
the collection abroadCECT(Spain)
the collection abroadDBVPG(Italy)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Yeasts 4000 3000
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 Non-profit institutions :75€ per strain (add 100€ for p&p per order)
fee for Private compagnies: 130 € per strain (add 100€ for p&p per order)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized https://cirm-levures.bio-aware.com/
10. Services
Services Storage service(yeasts)
Training Management of a culture collection
Consulation about Molecular identification and typing (Yeasts)
Molecular taxonomy (Yeasts)
Genomics (Yeasts)
Other Service Molecular characterization and typing (yeasts)
Phenotypic characterisation (yeasts)
Construction of hybrids (yeasts)
Targetted field collections (yeasts)
Determination of yeasts in foodstuffs
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1998-08-19
Date of Reply 2019-04-23