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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Sep 1;81(17):5671-4. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01176-15. Epub 2015 Jun 19.

The United States Culture Collection Network (USCCN): Enhancing Microbial Genomics Research through Living Microbe Culture Collections.

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1
Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA.
2
Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, USA Chemical Biological Process Development Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA.
3
Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
4
The Genetic Resources Collection, CABI, Surrey, United Kingdom.
5
Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
6
The Culture Collection of Algae, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
7
Genome Center, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA.
8
Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA.
9
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA.
10
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
11
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.
12
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
13
DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, USA.
14
The Culture Collection of Microorganisms from Extreme Environments, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA.
15
Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA mccluskeyk@ksu.edu.

Abstract

The mission of the United States Culture Collection Network (USCCN; http://usccn.org) is "to facilitate the safe and responsible utilization of microbial resources for research, education, industry, medicine, and agriculture for the betterment of human kind." Microbial culture collections are a key component of life science research, biotechnology, and emerging global biobased economies. Representatives and users of several microbial culture collections from the United States and Europe gathered at the University of California, Davis, to discuss how collections of microorganisms can better serve users and stakeholders and to showcase existing resources available in public culture collections.

PMID:
26092453
PMCID:
PMC4551257
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.01176-15
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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