Date: 24.03.2021

Collection of Microscopic Fungi of the Institute of Soil Biology BC CAS (CMF-ISB)

The Collection of Microscopic Fungi of the Institute of Soil Biology BC CAS (CMF-ISB), is a nonprofit organization established in the Laboratory of Soil Biology, Institute of Landscape Ecology CSAS in 1980 by RNDr. Alena Nováková, Ph.D.


In 1990, the CMF-ISB was enriched by strains of ovicidal microfungi from the collection of Prof. MUDr. Hynek Lýsek, Dr.Sc. (Palacký University, Olomouc).

Since 1993, the CMF-ISB is a member of the Federation of Czech and Slovak Culture Collections of Microorganisms (FCCM).

The CMF-ISB became a member of the Biology Centre Collection of Organisms (BCCO) in 2015.

Currently, the CMF-ISB is hosted by the Laboratory of Mycology at the Institute of Soil Biology BC CAS.

The main function of the CMF-ISB is to collect, maintain and supply cultures of microscopic fungi, and to provide information on microscopic fungi by publishing a catalogue of strains. The cultures are used for basic and applied research, pharmaceutical and food industry, agriculture, medicine, education and general scientific interest.



The CMF-ISB currently holds over 2,000 strains of filamentous fungi (Ascomycota, Zygomycota, and their related anamorphic stages) isolated mainly from soil and sediments from the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, USA, and Macedonia, and also from air, litter, caves (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Spain, France), intestines and fecal pellets of soil invertebrates, and vermicomposts.



Currently, cultures isolated over the past 40 years have been maintained under -150 °C for long-term storage.


Currator: Wesley de Melo Rangel

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Biology Centre CAS
Institute of Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry
Na Sádkách 702/7
370 05 České Budějovice

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