1. Collection
Registered Number 296
Acronym LMG or BCCM/LMG
Full Name Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms/ LMG Bacteria Collection
Institution UNIVERSITEIT GENT - LABORATORIUM VOOR MICROBIOLOGIE
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Ann Hellemans
Postal Address K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35,Gent,Oost-Vlaanderen,B-9000
Country Belgium
Telephone 1 (32) 9-2645108
Fax 1 (32) 9-2645346
E-mail 1 bccm.lmg@ugent.be
Homepage http://bccm.belspo.be/index.php 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Peter Vandamme
E-Mail:Peter.Vandamme@ugent.be
Curator Dr. Ann Hellemans ( BCCM/LMG Manager)
E-mail:ann.hellemans@ugent.be
Mrs. Claudine Vereecke (Curator Public, Safe and Patent collection)
E-mail:claudine.vereecke@ugent.be
Number of Staff Bacteriology (4)
Computer specialist (1)
Technical Assistants (7)
Administrative assistants (2)
Quality Manager (1)
Total (15)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Ecology
Food science
Systematics and taxonomy
Veterinary
Marine biology
Medical microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria)
Liquid N2(bacteria)
Control of the culture viability check
purity check
cell morphology
basic tests
authenticity (mainly 16S rDNA or housekeeping gene sequencing)
identification (biochemical and/or DNA molecular tests)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 25850 2584 5579 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
Exchange
Fee
Joint research projects
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 1989 year(s)
http://bccm.belspo.be/catalogues/lmg-catalogue-search
10. Services
Services Patent deposits( Bacteria)
Storage service( Bacteria (biohazard group 1 or 2))
Distribution( Bacteria)
Identification( Bacteria)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Identification and typing techniques bacteria
Bacterial taxonomy
Consulation about Patent deposits
Preservation
Other Service Molecular fingerprinting (DNA, Proteins, Fatty acids, Maldi Toff profiling),
DNA sequencing (16S rDNA, house keeping genes)
on request
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2013-06-05
12. Strains
Bacteria