1. Collection
Registered Number 597
Acronym KCTC
Full Name KCTC Korean Collection for Type Cultures
Institution Biological Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mr. Jun-Mo Yeon
Postal Address 125 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu,Daejeon,.,305-806
Country Korea (Rep. of)
Telephone 1 (82) 42-8604600
Telephone 2 (82) 42-8604679
Fax 1 (82) 42-8604625
Fax 2 (82) 42-8604677
E-mail 1 jmyeun@kribb.re.kr
E-mail 2 sales@kribb.re.kr
Homepage http://kctc.kribb.re.kr/English/index.aspx 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning(MSIP)
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Song-Gun Kim
Curator Dr. Doo-Sang Park (Animal Cell Line / Patent)
Dr. Kee Sun Shin (Yeast)
Dr. Young-Hyo Chang (Anaerobic)
Dr. Song-Gun Kim (Bacteria Gram(-) / Plasmid)
Dr. Byung-Chan Kim (Bacteria Gram(+) / Archaea / Phage / Extremophile)
Dr. Kyung-Suk Bae Bae (Actinomycetes)
Dr. Jung-Suk Lee (Microalgae)
Dr. Kyung-Mo Kim (Mold)
Dr. Suk-Won Kim (Plants Cell line)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (7)
Mycology (2)
Cell biology (2)
Microalgae (1)
Others (3)
Total (15)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Molds, Yeast)
Liquid N2(Bacteria, Mold, Yeast, Animal Cell lines)
Subculturing(Plant cell lines, Microalgae)
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
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadNBRC(Japan)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 8870 3986
Fungi 4087 2682
Yeasts 2472 846
Plasmids 578 149
Cell lines: animal 157 0
Cell lines: plants 641 0
Archaea 181 44
Microalgae 1313 1126
Patent 4876 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 684 299
Fungi 1114 1114
Yeasts 16 15
Plasmids 24 23
Cell lines: animal 2 0
Cell lines: plants 18 0
Archaea 8 4
Microalgae 21 21
Patent 241 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Exchange with most recognized collection
Fee for price
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Mold, Yeast, Animal viruses, Plant viruses, Protozoa, Bacteriophages, Animal cell cultures, Plant cell cultures, Human cell cultures, Hybridomas, Eukaryotic DNA, Plasmids in hosts, Embryos, Algae, Seeds)
Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Cell lines, Plasmids)
Distribution(Bacteria, Molds, Yeasts, Animal cell lines, Plant cell lines, Microalgae)
Identification(need to discuss with curators)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Consulation about Patent deposits
General deposits, Technical support
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2007-03-15
Date of Reply 2014-05-14
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi