1. Collection
Registered Number 412
Acronym CECT
Full Name Coleccion Espanola de Cultivos Tipo
Institution Universitat de Valencia
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Rosa Aznar
Postal Address Parc Cientific Universitat de Valencia. Catedratico Agustin Escardino, 9,Paterna,Valencia,E-46980
Country Spain
Telephone 1 (34) 963544612
E-mail 1 orders@cect.org
Homepage http://www.cect.org 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Universitat de Valencia
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Rosa Aznar
Curator Dr. Mari Carmen Macian (Bacteria and Archaea)
Mrs. Laura Lopez (Filamentous fungi and Yeasts)
Dr. Jose. M Lopez-Coronado (Computer specialist)
Dr. Aurora Zuzuarregui (mBRC manager)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (4)
Mycology (2)
Assistants (2)
Computer specialist (1)
mBRC/ Quality managers (2)
Director (1)
Researchers (2)
Administration/ Orders (2)
Total (16)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Genetics
Industrial microbiology
Applied microbiology
Food science
General microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Genetic engineering
Freeze drying
Molecular biology
Culture and preservation methods
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria, archaea, filamentous fungi, yeasts)
Freezer(bacteria, archaea, filamentous fungi, yeasts)
Liquid N2(some special deposits)
Water(filamentous fungi sensitive to freeze-drying)
Control of the culture Viability
Microscopical morphology
Physiological tests
Identification by molecular biology tests
Deposit to your collection
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 5065 0
Fungi 1410 0
Yeasts 2630 0
Archaea 134 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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with other culture collections with similar MTA
fee for profit-institutions: EUR 64.00
fee for education: EUR 20.00
fee for non profit-institutions: EUR 40.00
fee for patent deposits: EUR 600.00
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts, Plasmids)
Storage service(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Distribution(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts, Plasmids)
Identification(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
Other Service Molecular and phenotypic characterization
Genome sequencing
Freeze-drying of biological material
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2016-07-13
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi