1. Collection
Registered Number 22
Acronym AWRI MCC
Full Name AWRI Microorganisms Culture Collection
Institution The Australian Wine Research Institute Limited
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Eveline Bartowsky
Postal Address Hartley Grove cnr Paratoo Road,Urrbrae (Adelaide),South Australia,5064
Country Australia
Telephone 1 (61) 8-83136600
Fax 1 (61) 8-83136601
E-mail 1 Eveline.Bartowsky@awri.com.au
Homepage http://www.awri.com.au 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
Industry
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Wine Australia (AGWA)
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Dan Johnson
Curator Dr. Eveline Bartowsky (Curator & wine bacteria)
Dr. Paul Chambers (wine yeast)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Assistants (1)
Yeast (1)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Industrial microbiology
Fermentation
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Yeast & bacteria)
Liquid N2(Yeast & bacteria)
Freezer(Yeast & bacteria)
Control of the culture viability & purity determination
verification of identity by PCR methods & physiological + biochemical test
some identification undertaken externally
verification by sequencing
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 1000 800
Yeasts 2700 1500
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 85 0
Yeasts 650 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Fee for Australians AUS$50
Fee for Non-Australians: AUS$90
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Yeasts, Bacteria)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1983-01-12
Date of Reply 2016-01-28
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi