1. Collection
Registered Number 815
Acronym CVCM
Full Name Centro Venezolano de Colecciones de Microorganismos
Institution Instituto de Biologia Experimental, Universidad Central de Venezuela
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Vidal Rodriguez-Lemoine
Postal Address Calle Suapure, Colinas de Bello Monte,Caracas,DC,1041-A
Country Venezuela
Telephone 1 (58) -212 75 10377
Fax 1 (58) 212-75 35897
E-mail 1 cvcm@strix.ciens.ucv.ve
E-mail 2 vrodriguezlemoine@gmail.com
Homepage http:/cvcm.ciens.ucv.ve 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Universidad Central de Venezuela
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Vidal Rodríguez-Lemoine
Curator Dr. Vidal Rodríguez-Lemoine (Microbiology, molecular genetics, microbial diversity )
Prof. Juana Vitelli-Flores ( General bacteriology)
Prof. Indira Pérez Valduciel (microbial genetics)
Dr. Tomás Istúriz (Microbial physiology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Computer specialist (1)
Assistants (3)
Administration (1)
Research assistants (2)
Total (9)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Food science
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Microbial diversity
Plasmid biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria, fungi)
Subculturing(bacteria, fungi)
Control of the culture subculturing
light microscopy
count of viability
physiology and biochemistry teststs
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATTC
the collection abroadDSMZ
the collection abroadCECT
the collection abroadCIP
the collection abroadCINHRR
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 2315 1604
Fungi 106 10
Plasmids 253 52
Vectors 15 0
Phages 37 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 78 20 142 138
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to academic culture collection twithin network
exchange with most recognized collection
fee for according to preservation conditions
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish your own catalogue
Included in a regional catalogue FELACC
Published the first catalogue in june 1995 year(s)
Plan to publish the 8th edition in june 2013
Need help to publish
Catalogue Computerized http://cvcm.ciens.ucv.ve
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, Bacteiophages, Plasmid, Clonig vectors)
Distribution(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, Bacteiophages, Plasmid, Clonig vectors)
Identification(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, Bacteiophages)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
use of computer in culture collections
Consulation about Preservation
Shipment regulations
culture of bacteria
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2001-08-01
Date of Reply 2013-05-18
12. Strains
Bacteria Celllines_animal Fungi Viruses_animal Viruses_bacteria