Culture collection: new accessions
Got a strain you want to deposit in an internationally recognised culture collection? NCIMB welcomes new accessions, that meet our criteria, to the open collection. Type strains and organisms with new or novel properties, enzymes or metabolites are particularly welcome.
What can be added to the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria?
We can accept:
- bacteria in ACDP hazard groups 1 and 2
- plasmids contained in a bacterial host
Why why deposit your strain at NCIMB?
- Depositing type strains at NCIMB complies with the Bacteriological Code for naming and describing new species and we provide the required certification for publication purposes.
- There is no charge for depositing in the open collection.
What do we do with strains that are accepted to the open collection?
New accessions to the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria are accepted on the understanding that, subject to any health, safety, environmental or other legal or ethical constraints on their distribution, they will be added to the NCIMB catalogue and be made generally available for purchase.