CCINFO

WORLD DIRECTORY OF CULTURE COLLECTIONS
(SIXTH VERSION, 2014)

1 Statistic for Culture Collections

 
Until 31 August, 2013, 647 culture collections from 70 countries have registered in CCINFO. The number of preserved strains is 2,357,224. In addition, 5 culture collections might be combined to the other organizations or disassembled: WDCM 7,Centre des Yersinia(CY); WDCM 237, Fredericton Stock Culture Collection(FSC); WDCM 335, New Zealand Reference Culture Collection and Soil Section(NZRP); WDCM 376, Wallaceville Animal Research Centre(WARC); WDCM 872,Freshwater Algae Culture Collection(FACHB).
 

1.1 Global distribution of culture collections

The graph 1 indicates the number of registered culture collections in different countries and regions. The graph2 shows the distribution and the quantity of culture collections in different countries and regions all over the world.
Graph1: the distribution map of culture collections in different countries and regions. The three different color from shallow to deep on this map shows the corresponding number of culture collections: 0-5; 5-10; above 10
Graph2: the distribution map of preserved items in different countries and regions. The three different color from shallow to deep on this map shows the corresponding number of preserved cultures: 0-10,000; 10,000-100, 000; above 100,000.
 

1.2 Registered Culture Collections by years

The diagram of CCINFO registered culture collections will show the trend below. Until 31 August, 2013, the total number of registered culture collections is 647.
  • 1981
  • 1983
  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 700
  • 600
  • 500
  • 400
  • 300
  • 200
  • 100
  • 0
Graph3: The bar chart demonstrates the registered culture collection increases year by year.
 

1.3 Statistics of Collections and Cultures

The following tables show the number of culture collections and preserved cultures in each country or region.

Africa

Countries and Regions

Culture Collections

Cultures

Egypt 1 1,808
Morocco 1 1,040
Nigeria 2 223
Senegal 1 210
South Africa 3 10,860
Uganda 1 550
Zimbabwe 2 702
Total 11 15,393

America

Countries and Regions

Culture Collections

Cultures

Argentina 12 7,094
Brazil 65 176,902
Canada 18 82,315
Chile 1 0
Colombia 2 4,474
Cuba 9 6,336
Ecuador 1 2,700
Mexico 18 9,078
U.S.A. 24 242,436
Venezuela 3 2,984
Total 153 534,319

Asia

Countries and Regions

Culture Collections

Cultures

China 27 156,049
Hong Kong 1 60
India 27 152,849
Indonesia 18 11,237
Iran 8 8,593
Israel 4 776
Japan 25 247,037
Korea (Rep. of) 21 145,009
Malaysia 7 4,452
Mongolia 1 1,500
Pakistan 7 2,898
Philippines 6 3,456
Singapore 3 6,289
Sri Lanka 4 342
Taiwan 2 67,227
Thailand 60 97,401
Viet Nam 2 7,629
Total 223 912,804

Europe

Countries and Regions

Culture Collections

Cultures

Armenia 1 11,520
Austria 2 6,070
Belarus 1 1,175
Belgium 7 56,128
Bulgaria 4 12,979
Czech 13 11,241
Denmark 3 88,566
Estonia 4 13,300
Finland 2 10,412
France 38 86,350
Germany 13 93,368
Greece(Hellenic Rep.) 6 6,377
Hungary 8 13,962
Ireland 1 380
Italy 10 23,879
Kazakhstan 2 398
Latvia 1 1,361
Netherlands 6 90,775
Norway 2 3,028
Poland 9 8,545
Portugal 5 7,035
Romania 2 760
Russian Federation 22 60,168
Slovak 3 4,916
Slovenia 3 12,242
Spain 4 10,321
Sweden 3 52,700
Switzerland 4 3,965
Turkey 10 5,607
U.K. 19 84,210
Ukraine 7 10,944
Uzbekistan 3 1,443
Yugoslavia 2 897
Total 220 795,022

Oceania

Countries and Regions

Culture Collections

Cultures

Australia 34 82,946
New Zealand 6 25,045
Papua New Guinea 1 270
Senegal 41 108,261
 

1.4 Count by microbial

There are totally 2,365,799 microbial in the culture collections of CCINFO. 1,020,206 of them are bacteria; 646,758 of them are fungi; 36,791 of them are virus; 31,178 of them are Cell line.
 

1.5 Status of Collections

Supported by

No. of collections

Governmental 255
University 253
Semi-governmental 56
Private 40
Industry 22
 

1.6 Statistics of Staff

There is totally 5430 people work in CCINFO culture collections.
 

1.7 Statistics of Services

284 culture collections provide consulting, 308 culture collections provide strain distribution service, 330 culture collections provide strain identification service, 100 culture collections provide patent deposits service, 289 culture collections provide storage service, 283 culture collections provide Training.

Service Type

No. of collections

Consult 284
Distribution 308
Identification 330
Patent deposits 100
Storage service 289
Training 283
 

1.8 Publication of Culture Collections

52 culture collections published catalogue Computerized, 68 culture collections published online catalogue and 39 culture collections published regional catalogue. 74 culture collections hope to publish their catalogue, also they might need help to publish. 51 culture collections are planning to publish. 88 culture collections have no intention to publish.
Graph4: The bar chart demonstrates cultures publish in the registered culture collection.