1. Collection
Registered Number 890
Acronym CIAM
Full Name Collection of Nonpathogenic Microorganisms for Agriculture
Institution All-Russia Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology (ARRIAM)
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Yuri Osledkin
Postal Address Shosse Podbelskogo, 3,Saint-Petersburg - Pushkin,,196608
Country Russian Federation
Telephone 1 (7) 812-4705100
Fax 1 (7) 812-4704362
E-mail 1 v.safronova@rambler.ru
Homepage http://www.arriam.spb.ru/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Igor Tikhonovich
Curator Assoc. Prof. Yuri Osledkin (Microbiology)
Assoc. Prof. Vera Safronova (Microbiology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Computer specialist (1)
Assistants (3)
Total (6)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Environmental protection
General microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
Freezer(Fungi, Bacteria , Yeasts)
Subculturing(Fungi, Bacteria, Yeasts)
Control of the culture Microscopy
Biochemical tests
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
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 3926 2719
Fungi 671 661
Yeasts 184 184
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 Russian Culture collections
Exchange with Culture collections of microorganisms
Fee for standard price for all US $50.00
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Identification(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
Numerical Taxonomy
Consulation about Patent deposits
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2005-12-09
Date of Reply 2006-03-22