1. Collection
Registered Number 59
Acronym BCRC
Full Name Bioresource Collection and Research Center
Institution Food Industry Research and Development Institute
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Wen-Shen Chu
Postal Address P.O.Box 246,Hsinchu,Chinese Taipei,30062
Country Chinese Taipei
Telephone 1 (886) 3-5223191-540
Telephone 2 (886) 3-5223191-593
Fax 1 (886) 3-5214016
Fax 2 (886) 3-5227141
E-mail 1 cws@firdi.org.tw
E-mail 2 chj@firdi.org.tw
Homepage http://www.bcrc.firdi.org.tw 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
Private
University
Industry
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Ministry of Economic Affairs
Council of Agriculture
Intellectural Property Office
National Health Research Institute
Ministry of Science and Technology
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Wen-Shen Chu
E-Mail:cws@firdi.org.tw
Curator Dr. Chii-Cherng Liao (Food Microbiology)
Dr. Shiaw-Min Hwang (Cell Biology)
Dr. Wen-Shen Chu (Molecular Biology)
Dr. Chien-Chi Chen (Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics)
Dr. Guey-Yuh Liou (Mycology)
Miss. Min Tseng (Actinomyces)
Dr. Sung-Yuan Hsieh (Marine fungi/Mushroom)
Dr. Li-Ling Liaw (Microalgae)
Dr. Li-Na Huang (Yeast/Bacteriology)
Dr. Yu-Jen Chang (Cell Biology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (11)
Mycology (14)
Cell biology (13)
Computer specialist (6)
Deposit and Distribution Services (9)
Microalgae (5)
Patent affairs (3)
Total (61)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Cell biology
Genetic engineering
Culture and preservation methods
Industrial microbiology
Fermentation
Molecular biology
Food science
Freeze drying
Systematics and taxonomy
General microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Fungi, Bacteriophage)
Freezer(Bacteria, Fungi, Bacteriophage)
Liquid N2(Bacteria, Fungi, Animal Cell Lines, Bacteriophage)
Subculturing(Plant cells)
Silica gel(Fungi)
Control of the culture Morphology observation
Contamination check
Colony count
Sequencing
Deposit to your collection
DSMZ(Germany)
CBS(Netherland)
NBRC(Japan)
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 abroadATCC(U.S.A.)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadCBS(Netherland)
the collection abroadIFO(Japan)
the research institution abroadNRRL(U.S.A.)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 10844 4382 1756 134
Fungi 11025 6469 566 79
Yeasts 5119 2851 696 42
Plasmids 18735 0 0 0
Vectors 532 0 0 0
Cell lines: animal 19585 18859
Archaea 65 34 15 0
Phages 204 0 1 0
Recombinant DNA Hosts 308 0 0 0
Genomic DNA 67 0 0 0
Gene Library 72 0 0 0
Patent deposit 1997 838
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
Fungi
Yeasts
Plasmids
Vectors
Cell lines: animal
Archaea
Phages
Recombinant DNA Hosts
Genomic DNA
Gene Library
Patent deposit
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with Depositor
fee for For general microrganisms US $65.00-250.00 plus postal fee
fee for For human and animal cell lines US $250 plus postal fee
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized https://catalog.bcrc.firdi.org.tw/
updated weekly
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Yeasts, Filamentous Fungi, Plasmids, cDNA Hosts, Cell lines, Virus)
Storage service(Archea, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Filamentous Fungi, Mushroom, Cell line, Yeast, Recombinat DNA Hosts, Clone/Plasmids, Phages, Chromosomal DNA)
Distribution(Archea, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Filamentous Fungi, Mushroom, Cell line, Yeast, Recombinat DNA Hosts, Clone/Plasmids, Phages, Chromosomal DNA)
Identification(Archea, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Yeasts, Filamentous Fungi, Mushroom)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Genetic engineering
Identification
Strain improvement
Fermentation
Consulation about Patent deposits
Preservation
Propagation
Shipment regulations
Strain improvement
Fermentation
Other Service Antimicrobial testing
Analysis and quantity of microbial products
GMO detection
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1985-01-21
Date of Reply 2019-08-12
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi