1. Collection
Registered Number 126
Acronym NCPPB
Full Name National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria
Institution Fera Science Ltd.
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
Other Standard ISO 17025
Comment Some of our strain authentication is covered by ISO 17025
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mr. Andy Aspin
Postal Address Sand Hutton,York,North Yorks,Y04 ILZ
Country U.K.
Telephone 1 (44) 1904-462-344
Telephone 2 (44) 1904-462-000
Fax 1 (44) 1904-462-111
E-mail 1 ncppb@fera.gsi.gov.uk
Homepage http://www.ncppb.com/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
5. Personnel
Curator Mr. Andy Aspin (Phytobacteriology)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Plant pathology
Freeze drying
Molecular biology
Culture and preservation methods
Training Courses in Preservation techniques
Training Courses in molecular methods
Training courses in Establishing a Collection.
Freeze Drying service.
Deposit service
DNA Extracts
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Plant Pathogenic bacteria and associated bacteria., Plant Virus)
Freezer(Plant Pathogenic bacteria and associated bacteria.)
Control of the culture Purity check
Virulence by plant host test
Shelf life of lyophils
Fatty Acid Profiles
Genetic fingerprints
Genetic sequencing
Deposit Mainly to our 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
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 4500 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)
Bacteria 3900 700
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with other collections
fee for standard price for all - see price list, plus postage and packing
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria)
Storage service(Bacteria)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Preservation Techniques
Setting up of a Culture Collection
Consulation about Preservation
Shipment regulations
Plant quarantine
Other consultation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2016-01-06
12. Strains