Services at the BCCM/MUCL Agro-food and Environmental Fungi Collection

Mycological service analyses


BCCM/MUCL provides mycological services for fungi related to agro-industry or the environment.

Samples of clinical origin cannot be accepted at BCCM/MUCL. Analyses on such samples are performed by the BCCM/IHEM collection.

To order an analysis, please submit your samples together with a letter that specifies the type of analysis requested. Specifications may also be given by e-mail, which should arrive before the samles and should make clear reference to the samples concerned.

Service reports are included in the prices.

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List of service analyses

Counting and isolation

Detection of fungal contaminants in production systems/products

(culture, colony count, isolation on suitable media, identification)

  Detection of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

(spore sampling, root colonization test, Most Probable Number assay)



DNA sequence-based identification
  House fungi diagnostic (e.g. Serpula)
  Identification de champignons lignivores dans les habitations (mérule et autres)
  PCR-fingerprinting of yeasts


Physiological profiling of yeasts
  Delta PCR of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Mycological assays

Material resistance testing against fungal damage
  Performance testing of fungicides



BCCM strives for long term and interdisciplinary partnerships, in the form of contractual and collaborative research.

Research that aligns with our missions to preserve and to characterize fungal resources and diversity and to foster their application will be considered.

Collaborations could take the form of field work or laboratory-based studies in bilateral or multi-partner projects at the request of private companies, government organizations or individual researchers.

The collaborative character is to be addressed in funding mechanisms, intellectual property ownership, patent- and other scientific publications.

Collaborations typically lead to the realisation of publicly funded scientific projects that generate public domain data and knowledge while contract research typically generates access-restricted knowledge.

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Our team of PhD level experts is always available for a broad range of professional consultancy and specialist services. Covered topics include, but are not limited to

  • fungal taxonomy and characterization
  • preservation of fungal cultures and DNA
  • microbial biosafety and biosecurity
  • management and quality assurance of microbial resources
  • literature studies, e.g. industrial application and safety of specific organisms
  • advisory support in scientific dossiers, e.g. for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • examination of fungal contamination in various various environments

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Legal disclaimer

All services are provided exclusively on the basis of the terms and conditions below, regardless of any contradictory conditions stated on the client’s documents.
By having placed an order, the client automatically agreed to these terms and conditions of BCCM/MUCL.
BCCM/MUCL makes no representation nor warranty, express or implied, to the client with respect to the suitability or fitness of the results for any specific purpose.
In no event shall BCCM/MUCL or its staff be liable to the client for any damages or losses.
Under no circumstances shall BCCM/MUCL's total liability exceed the total contract value.
These limitations of liability shall not apply in case of willful misconduct or fraud.
The client undertakes to indemnify and hold BCCM/MUCL harmless from and against third party claims based on the client’s use or exploitation of the results.