1. Collection
Registered Number 500
Acronym CDBB
Full Name Colección Nacional de Cepas Microbianas y Cultivos Celulares
Institution Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Juan Carlos Estrada-Mora
Postal Address Av. Instituto Politecnico Nacional 2508,Mexico, D.F.,Deleg. G.A. Madero,07360
Country Mexico
Telephone 1 (52) - 55 57473903
Telephone 2 (52) 55-57-473800 ext. 1762
Fax 1 (52) 55-57-477002
E-mail 1 jestrada@cinvestav.mx
Homepage http://cdbb.cinvestav.mx 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N.
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Prof. Juan Carlos Estrada-Mora
Curator Prof. Juan Carlos Estrada-Mora (Head, Curator, Taxonomy, Preservation of bacteria & microalgae & Database management)
Dr. Daniel Alfonso Estrada-Barcenas (Molecular Taxonomy Fungi)
Dr. Joaquín Sergio Zepeda-Hernandez (computer and database management)
Number of Staff Algology (1)
Bacteriology (1)
Mycology (1)
Assistants (1)
Computer specialist (1)
Cell culture (2)
Total (7)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Food science
General microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Medical microbiology
Freeze drying
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(Bacteria, Fungi & Yeast)
sterile water and soil(Bacteria, Fungi & Yeast)
filter paper(Bacteria, Fungi & Yeast)
mineral oil(Bacteria, Fungi & Yeast)
Control of the culture purity and viability making dilutions on plate by specific techniques to obtain separate colonies
stability checking thier morphological & biochemical characterization
Identification of microorganims based on general PCR primers
Deposit to your 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
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadNRRL(USA)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadNBRC(Japan)
the collection abroadJCM(Japan)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 5 0
Bacteria 729 98
Fungi 731 269
Yeasts 509 154
Cell lines: animal 2 0
Mix culture 0 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)
Cell lines: animal
Mix culture
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Educational in some cases
exchange with other educational institutions
fee for profit institutions less than US$100.00
fee for non-profit institutions more than US$100.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 1982 year(s)
10. Services
Services Storage service( Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts, Cell lines (Confidential Safe Deposit Service)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Use of computers in culture collections
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
Confidential Safe Deposit Service
Import regulations for cultures and cell lines
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-28
Date of Reply 2020-01-29
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi