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BCCM collections work out the Nagoya Protocol

BCCM collections work out the Nagoya Protocol


The Nagoya Protocol (NP) under the Convention on Biological Diversity has entered into force on 12 October 2014. It set new rules on access and utilization of biological diversity, including micro-organisms. The BCCM consortium has always acted proactively to facilitate R&D in microbiology, for academic as well as for industrial purpose. Our goal is to avoid disruption of the delivery of services and microbial material before and after all laws are effectively applicable, with clear administrative requirements

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A new identification service for filamentous fungi


BCCM/IHEM holds a collection of more than 15000 fungal strains of medical interest. In collaboration with the University Hospital of Marseille, selected strains of this collection were used to build the most diverse, extended and comprehensible MALDI-TOF MS database to date.


Human ORFeome v8.1 entry plasmids


The BCCM/LMBP Plasmid Collection now holds the latest version of the human ORFeome (version 8.1) and makes it easily accessible to the scientific community. hORFeome v8.1 represents a central resource of over 12,000 single-colony, sequence-verified human ORFs cloned in pDONR223.


PERN, more than just another website


PERN (Pan-European Rhizosphere Network) is a network of specialized collections focused on the rhizosphere. The PERN-website proposes raw material, data, information, advices, products and services. It also offers the possibility to interact and collaborate with the network researchers.

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