1. Collection
Registered Number 97
Acronym NRRL
Full Name Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection
Institution National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Todd Ward
Postal Address 1815 North University Street,Peoria,Illinois,61604
Country U.S.A.
Telephone 1 (1) 309-681-6394
Fax 1 (1) 309-681-6672
E-mail 1 Todd.Ward@ars.usda.gov
Homepage http://nrrl.ncaur.usda.gov/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Todd Ward
E-Mail:Todd.Ward@ars.usda.gov
Curator Mr. J.L Swezey (Collection Manager)
E-mail:james.swezey@ars.usda.gov
Dr. D. P. Labeda (Lead Scientist; Actinobacterial systematics)
E-mail:david.labeda@ars.usda.gov
Dr. K. L. O'Donnell (Fusarium, Mucorales systematics)
E-mail:kerry.odonnell@ars.usda.gov
Dr. S. W. Peterson (Aspergillus/Penicillium systematics)
E-mail:stephen.peterson@ars.usda.gov
Dr. C.P. Kurtzman (Yeast Systematics)
E-mail:Cletus.Kurtzman@ars.usda.gov
Dr. T. J. Ward (Head of Collection; Listeria and Fusarium population genetics)
E-mail:todd.ward@ars.usda.gov
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Mycology (1)
Assistants (2)
Computer specialist (1)
Total (6)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Genetics
Applied microbiology
Genetic engineering
Biochemistry
Industrial microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Fermentation
Freeze drying
Environmental protection
Molecular biology
Evolutionary biology
General microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Food safety
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(actinobacteria, bacteria, fungi, yeasts)
Liquid N2(bacteria, fungi, yeasts)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 2 0
Bacteria 22496 0
Fungi 55733 0
Yeasts 17969 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)
Algae
Bacteria
Fungi
Yeasts
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free
Exchange
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://nrrl.ncaur.usda.gov
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Nonpathogenic, Nonfastdious actinomycetes, Bacteria, fungi, Yeasts)
Identification(Bacteria(By prior arrangement) Fungi(By prior arrangement) Yeasts(By prior arrangement)(Unscheduled, By prior arrangement))
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Molecular taxonomy
Consulation about Patent deposits
Preservation
Propagation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-16
Date of Reply 2013-04-16
12. Strains
Bacteria