Statistics

Cultures Held

There are totally 3347925 microbials in the above culture collections

1476107 of them are bacteria.

887650 of them are fungi.

39207 of them are virus.

37923 of them are Cell line.

strain No. of Species/sub-species
algae 3060
archaea 460
bacteria 16495
CDNA 15
celllines_animal 401
celllines_plants 0
fungi 25611
hybridomas_animal 0
hybridomas_plants 0
lichens 0
plasmids 648
protozoa 60
vectors 1783
viruses_animal 66
viruses_bacteria 976
viruses_plants 84
yeasts 1216

Culture Collections

There are 819 culture collections in 78 countries and regions registered in WDCM.

Supported by No. of collections
University 348
Governmental 308
Semi-governmental 65
Private 59
Industry 24


439 collections produce catalogue of holdings.

6938 people work in these culture collections.

Services

Service Type No. of collections
Patent deposits 122
Storage service 371
Distribution 376
Identification 415
training 329
consult 323

Numbers of culture collections registered with WDCM.

Europe
Countries and Regions Culture Collections Cultures
Armenia 1 11520
Austria 2 6070
Belarus 1 1645
Belgium 7 295229
Bulgaria 4 12807
Czech 14 14995
Denmark 3 112066
Estonia 5 30412
Finland 2 10857
France 38 98685
Germany 15 107024
Greece(Hellenic Rep.) 8 7962
Hungary 8 15451
Ireland 1 380
Italy 20 49972
Kazakhstan 2 398
Latvia 1 1452
Macedonia 1 12
Netherlands 6 106275
Norway 2 3028
Poland 10 9206
Portugal 9 14940
Romania 2 760
Russian Federation 29 68427
Slovak 4 4825
Slovenia 3 17142
Spain 5 12821
Sweden 4 52940
Switzerland 4 3965
Turkey 12 7769
U.K. 18 87219
Ukraine 11 18695
Uzbekistan 4 3436
Yugoslavia 2 897
Total 258 1189282
Africa
Countries and Regions Culture Collections Cultures
Egypt 6 2973
Morocco 2 1742
Nigeria 3 385
Senegal 1 210
South Africa 4 13660
Uganda 1 550
Zimbabwe 2 702
Total 19 20222
America
Countries and Regions Culture Collections Cultures
Argentina 15 10280
Bahamas 2
Brazil 89 137292
Canada 20 88741
Chile 5 2491
Colombia 4 8035
Cuba 13 6440
Ecuador 3 4481
Mexico 18 9757
U.S.A. 37 343835
Uruguay 1 20
Venezuela 3 3476
Total 210 614848
Asia
Countries and Regions Culture Collections Cultures
Bangladesh 1 25
China 48 343831
Chinese Taipei 2 75746
Hong Kong 2 3201
India 33 221241
Indonesia 22 15774
Iran 23 112486
Israel 4 776
Japan 26 265863
Korea (Rep. of) 26 175183
Malaysia 13 16828
Mongolia 3 7131
Nepal 1 14
Pakistan 9 4168
Philippines 6 4197
Qatar 1 2300
Saudi Arabia 1 9
Singapore 3 6289
Sri Lanka 9 997
Thailand 66 124597
Viet Nam 4 10306
Total 303 1390962
Oceania
Countries and Regions Culture Collections Cultures
Australia 34 97120
Fiji 1 49
New Zealand 6 28148
Papua New Guinea 1 270
Total 42 125587

Service Provided in addition to regular maintenance

Europe
Countries and Regions Patent Store Distribution Identification Training Consult
Armenia 1 0 1 1 12 4
Austria 0 0 1 1 0 2
Belarus 1 0 1 1 7 3
Belgium 4 0 7 4 25 18
Bulgaria 1 0 1 2 6 9
Czech 5 0 6 7 8 16
Denmark 0 0 2 2 9 2
Estonia 0 0 0 2 1 0
Finland 1 0 2 2 2 2
France 8 0 21 19 44 36
Germany 1 0 6 9 29 29
Greece(Hellenic Rep.) 1 0 5 6 22 17
Hungary 1 0 2 3 9 4
Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 3 0 11 11 25 13
Kazakhstan 2 0 2 2 10 7
Latvia 1 0 1 1 0 3
Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 2 0 4 4 7 12
Norway 0 0 1 1 0 0
Poland 2 0 9 7 13 19
Portugal 0 0 6 7 22 15
Romania 0 0 1 1 1 6
Russian Federation 13 0 20 20 49 39
Slovak 1 0 3 2 2 8
Slovenia 0 0 2 2 4 4
Spain 2 0 3 3 6 7
Sweden 0 0 2 2 0 3
Switzerland 0 0 2 2 2 2
Turkey 4 0 4 5 18 9
U.K. 7 0 12 9 34 51
Ukraine 5 0 7 9 31 27
Uzbekistan 0 0 3 2 7 1
Yugoslavia 0 0 0 0 3 2
Africa
Countries and Regions Patent Store Distribution Identification Training Consult
Egypt 1 0 1 1 8 3
Morocco 0 0 1 1 14 3
Nigeria 1 0 1 3 4 2
Senegal 0 0 1 1 3 0
South Africa 1 0 1 2 8 7
Uganda 0 0 0 1 4 0
Zimbabwe 0 0 1 1 4 0
America
Countries and Regions Patent Store Distribution Identification Training Consult
Argentina 2 0 6 8 18 18
Bahamas 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil 4 0 42 43 123 75
Canada 1 0 11 9 13 23
Chile 1 0 2 1 7 2
Colombia 0 0 1 2 7 2
Cuba 0 0 6 4 15 6
Ecuador 0 0 0 2 0 0
Mexico 1 0 7 15 41 31
U.S.A. 4 0 14 16 40 42
Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0
Venezuela 0 0 2 3 12 8
Asia
Countries and Regions Patent Store Distribution Identification Training Consult
Bangladesh 0 0 1 1 0 1
China 9 0 17 21 93 43
Chinese Taipei 1 0 1 1 6 6
Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0
India 4 0 14 19 84 33
Indonesia 3 0 8 12 34 23
Iran 6 0 5 9 23 10
Israel 2 0 3 3 4 6
Japan 2 0 19 6 18 25
Korea (Rep. of) 5 0 14 12 38 27
Malaysia 2 0 6 10 18 9
Mongolia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nepal 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pakistan 0 0 7 8 25 8
Philippines 0 0 5 5 19 9
Qatar 0 0 1 1 0 0
Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Singapore 0 0 0 1 2 2
Sri Lanka 1 0 3 6 15 6
Thailand 2 0 8 12 26 16
Viet Nam 2 0 2 2 10 3
Oceania
Countries and Regions Patent Store Distribution Identification Training Consult
Australia 0 0 13 18 16 18
Fiji 1 0 1 1 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 3 3 4 9
Papua New Guinea 0 0 0 1 0 0

Top 20 strain holders

Rank Countries and Regions Total hold
1 U.S.A. 343835
2 China 343831
3 Belgium 295229
4 Japan 265863
5 India 221241
6 Korea (Rep. of) 175183
7 Brazil 137292
8 Thailand 124597
9 Iran 112486
10 Denmark 112066
11 Germany 107024
12 Netherlands 106275
13 France 98685
14 Australia 97120
15 Canada 88741
16 U.K. 87219
17 Chinese Taipei 75746
18 Russian Federation 68427
19 Sweden 52940
20 Italy 49972