1. Collection
Registered Number 412
Acronym CECT
Full Name Coleccion Espanola de Cultivos Tipo
Institution Universitat de Valencia
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2015
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Rosa Aznar
Postal Address Parc Cientific Universitat de Valencia. Catedratico Agustin Escardino, 9,Paterna,Valencia,E-46980
Country Spain
Telephone 1 (34) 963544612
E-mail 1 orders@cect.org
Homepage http://www.cect.org 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Universitat de Valencia
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Rosa Aznar
Curator Dr. Mari Carmen Macian (Bacteria and Archaea)
Ms. Laura Lopez (Filamentous fungi and Yeasts)
Dr. Jose. M Lopez-Coronado (Computer specialist)
Dr. Aurora Zuzuarregui (Microbial Resources Manager)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (4)
Mycology (2)
Assistants (2)
Computer specialist (1)
mBRC/ Quality managers (2)
Director (1)
Researchers (4)
Administration/ Orders (2)
Total (18)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Food science
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Marine biology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria, archaea, filamentous fungi, yeasts)
Freezer(bacteria, archaea, filamentous fungi, yeasts)
Liquid N2(some special deposits)
Water(filamentous fungi sensitive to freeze-drying)
Control of the culture Viability
Microscopical morphology
Physiological tests
Identification by molecular biology tests
Deposit to your collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 5397 0
Fungi 1455 0
Yeasts 2726 0
Archaea 113 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 other culture collections with similar MTA
fee for profit-institutions: EUR 66.00
fee for non profit-institutions: EUR 43.00
fee for patent deposits: EUR 640.00
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts, Plasmids)
Storage service(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Distribution(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Identification(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
Other Service Molecular and phenotypic characterization
Genome sequencing
Freeze-drying of biological material
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2018-12-07
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi