Statistics

Cultures Held

There are totally 3319000 microbials in the above culture collections

1455633 of them are bacteria.

882217 of them are fungi.

39492 of them are virus.

38023 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 815 culture collections in 78 countries and regions registered in WDCM.

Supported by No. of collections
University 344
Governmental 307
Semi-governmental 65
Private 57
Industry 24


434 collections produce catalogue of holdings.

6880 people work in these culture collections.

Services

Service Type No. of collections
Patent deposits 121
Storage service 366
Distribution 375
Identification 413
training 327
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 15835
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 63293
Slovak 4 4825
Slovenia 3 17142
Spain 5 12821
Sweden 4 52940
Switzerland 4 3965
Turkey 12 7759
U.K. 18 87219
Ukraine 11 13809
Uzbekistan 4 3436
Yugoslavia 2 897
Total 258 1164675
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 87 136684
Canada 20 88741
Chile 5 2491
Colombia 3 4948
Cuba 12 6414
Ecuador 3 4481
Mexico 18 9757
U.S.A. 37 343835
Uruguay 1 20
Venezuela 3 3476
Total 206 611127
Asia
Countries and Regions Culture Collections Cultures
Bangladesh 1 25
China 48 343831
Chinese Taipei 2 75746
Hong Kong 2 3201
India 33 220713
Indonesia 22 15774
Iran 23 112487
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 3 10236
Total 302 1390365
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 1 0 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 3 0 4 5 18 9
U.K. 7 0 12 9 34 51
Ukraine 5 0 7 9 33 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 43 122 75
Canada 1 0 11 9 13 23
Chile 1 0 2 1 7 2
Colombia 0 0 1 1 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 13 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 220713
6 Korea (Rep. of) 175183
7 Brazil 136684
8 Thailand 124597
9 Iran 112487
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 63293
19 Sweden 52940
20 Italy 49972