1. Collection
Registered Number 599
Acronym MZKI
Full Name Microbial Culture Collection of National Institute of Chemistry
Institution National Institute of Chemistry
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Nina Gunde-Cimerman
Postal Address Hajdrihova 19,1000,Slovenia,P.O.B. 30
Country Slovenia
Telephone 1 (386) 1-4760200
Telephone 2 (386) 1-4760333
Fax 1 (386) 1-4259244
E-mail 1 nina.gunde.cimerman@ki.si
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Government - Ministry for Science and Technology of Slovenia
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Nina Gunde-Cimerman
Curator Assoc. Prof. Nina Gunde-Cimerman (Fungi-Halotolerant and Halophilic)
Assoc. Prof. Butinar Lorena (Fungi, Yeasts)
Number of Staff Mycology (2)
Assistants (1)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Biochemistry
Molecular biology
Culture and preservation methods
Systematics and taxonomy
Industrial microbiology
Applied mycology
Halotolerant and halophilic fungi
Fungi isolated from karstic caves
Enthomopathogenic fungi
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(Fungi)
Mineral oil(Fungi)
Control of the culture Viability
Production of extracellular enzymes
Production of secondary metabolites
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Fungi 2000 1500
Yeasts 300 200
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 Free to collaborators
Exchange with Culture collections
Fee for Industry: US$ 27.00
Fee for University: US$ 20.00
Fee for Individuals: US$ 27.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish own catalogue
Published the first catalogue in 1992 year(s)
Planning to publish the second edition in 2001
Catalogue of Culture Collection
10. Services
Services Distribution(Fungi, Yeasts)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Management of a culture collection - isolation methods
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1993-08-18
Date of Reply 2001-03-27
12. Strains