1. Collection
Registered Number 966
Acronym RCAM
Full Name Russian Collection of Agricultural Microorganisms
Institution All-Russia Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology
Institution Photo
Comment old acronym CIAM
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Vera Safronova
Postal Address Shosse Podbelskogo 3,St.Petersburg,,196608
Country Russian Federation
Telephone 1 (7) 812-470-51-00
Fax 1 (7) 812-470-43-62
E-mail 1 v.safronova@rambler.ru
Homepage http://www.arriam.spb.ru 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Igor Tikhonovich
Number of Staff Bacteriology (6)
Mycology (2)
Assistants (5)
Total (13)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Filamentous Fungi, Yeast, Bacteria)
Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Yeast)
Subculturing(Filamentous Fungi)
automated tube store at -80C (Filamentous Fungi, Yeast, Bacteria)
Control of the culture Phenotypic identification system (BioLog)
Sequencing of ribosomal genes
Sequencing of genes of interest
Pot experiments
Genomic fingerprinting
Pulsed field gel electrophoresis
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 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)
Bacteria 4227 3830 370 345
Fungi 877 856 61 57
Yeasts 204 204 12 12
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 Organisations-depositors
Exchange with Culture collection within Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Exchange with All-Russian Collection of Microorganisms VKM
Fee for price for non-commercial strains US $35.00
Fee for price for commercial strains US $95.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish your own catalogue
Number of Patent Strains 1017
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Identification(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Consulation about Patent deposits
Other Service genomic characterization
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2010-05-26
Date of Reply 2013-03-22