1. Collection
Registered Number 806
Acronym KACC
Full Name KACC, Korean Agricultural Culture Collection
Institution National Institute of Agricultural Science
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Soon-Wo Kwon
Postal Address 166, Nongsaengmyeongro, Iseomyeon,Wanjugun,Jeonbuk,55365
Country Korea (Rep. of)
Telephone 1 (82) 63 238 3024
Telephone 2 (82) 63 238 3034
Fax 1 (82) 63 238 3845
E-mail 1 swkwon1203@korea.kr
E-mail 2 funguy@korea.kr
Homepage http://genebank.rda.go.kr/eng 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Rural Development Administration (RDA)
NAS (National Institute of Agricultural Science)
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Yongbeom Lee
Curator Dr. Soon-Wo Kwon (Bacteria)
Dr. Seung-Beom Hong (Fungi)
Dr. Su-Jin Kim (Bacteria)
Dr. Jeong-Seon Kim (Yeast)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Mycology (2)
Assistants (14)
Others (0)
Total (18)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Food science
General microbiology
Plant pathology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Fungi)
Liquid N2(Bacteria, Fungi)
Freezer(Bacteria, Fungi)
Mineral oil preservation(Fungi)
Control of the culture Sequence of ribosomal DNA
Colony pictures
Microscopic picture of fungi
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 10643 8640
Fungi 12434 9433
Yeasts 379 334
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 free to scientists in university and research institute
exchange with culture collections
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish your own catalogue
Published the first catalogue in 1999 year(s)
Plan to publish the 4th edition in 2020
Catalogue Computerized http://genebank.rda.go.kr/eng
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts etc.)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts etc.)
Training Identification
Consulation about Patent deposits
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2000-09-06
Date of Reply 2019-11-20