1. Collection
Registered Number 924
Acronym MUT
Full Name Mycotheca Universitatis Taurinensis
Institution University of Turin, Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Giovanna Cristina Varese
Postal Address Viale P.A. Mattioli 25,Torino,Italy,10125
Country Italy
Telephone 1 (39) - 011 670 5984
Telephone 2 (39) - 011 670 5964
Fax 1 (39) - 011 670 5962
E-mail 1 cristina.varese@unito.it
E-mail 2 info.mut@unito.it
Homepage www.mut.unito.it/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Fondazione CRT
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Giovanna Cristina Varese
Curator Prof. Giovanna Cristina Varese (Mycology)
Dr. Valeria Prigione (Mycology)
Number of Staff Mycology (4)
Assistants (2)
Biotechnology (4)
Total (10)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Environmental protection
Food science
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Marine biology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Fungi)
conservation under mineral oil(Fungi)
conservation under distilled water(Fungi)
Control of the culture vitality tests
biochemical tests
microscopic observation
molecular analysis
Deposit to your collection
CBS(The Netherlands)
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
the collection abroadCBS(The Netherlands)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the research institution abroadATCC(USA)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 22 1
Fungi 5250 3988
Yeasts 66 41
Microalgae 2 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 exchange with recognized collection
fee for from 100 to 150 euro
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(fungi, yeasts)
Identification(fungi, yeasts)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Other Service Educational courses for schools
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2008-05-19
Date of Reply 2016-01-08