Culture Collections Information Worldwide is a database management system for culture collections in the world. It includes CCINFO and STRAIN. CCINFO is a world directory of all registered culture collections. The database STRAIN includes list of holdings from registered culture collections.
World Directory Of Culture Collections(Sixth Version, 2014)
  • Culture Collections: 724
  • Countries and Regions: 75
  • Microorganisms: 2,596,841
    • Bacteria: 1,061,676
    • Fungi: 803,785
    • Virus: 37,926
    • Cell Line: 31,835
BCCM/IHEM(Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms / IHEM Fungi collection) updated their information in the CCINFO database.
NCIM(National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms) updated their information in the CCINFO database.
psal(National Reference Collection for Piscirickettsia salmonis) was added to the CCINFO database.