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Our collection allows customers to carry our taxonomic and molecular studies, assays, testing, research and teaching. Terms can also be arranged for cultures used in commercial products.

Browse and order from our online catalogue (Please note that you will be redirected to another CABI site).

CHAP Agricentre National Reference Collection catalogue (launching early 2021) – CABI and FERA collection of plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria of importance to UK agriculture. Identify crop pathogens, monitor their spread and discover potential new biopesticides.

Organisms available

  • Filamentous fungi and yeasts
  • Plant pathogenic bacteria
  • Biocontrol agents belonging to these groups
  • Production strains for enzymes, metabolites, active biomolecules and novel products
  • Authenticated reference, type and test strains for businesses and research establishments

Quality assurance

The culture collection is a member of the United Kingdom Biological Resource Centre Network (UKBRCN), is a UNESCO Microbial Resource Centre (MIRCEN), and an International Depository Authority (IDA) within the Budapest Treaty (1977).

Our fungal culture collection operates: 

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Tel: +44 (0)1491 829080