1. Collection
Registered Number 142
Acronym WRL
Full Name The Wellcome Bacterial Collection
Institution PHLS Central Public Health Laboratory
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Barry Holmes
Postal Address 61 Colindale Avenue,London,,NW9 5HT
Country U.K.
Telephone 1 (44) 20-8200-4400
Fax 1 (44) 20-8205-7483
E-mail 1 nctc@phls.nhs.uk
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Barry Holmes
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Medical microbiology
General microbiology
Veterinary
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 6800 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
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Third-World countries
Exchange with other National Culture Collections
By agreement
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish own catalogue
10. Services
Services Distribution(world-wide)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2001-07-10