Collection of Micromycetes

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.

Frequently asked questions

For thorough information about the strain ordering, please, look here.

No, the strains are unialgal, but they can contain some bacterial or fungal contamination.

Most samples were collected in Europe, but there are some strains that were isolated also in Egypt, Brazil, USA, Sveden or Antarctic for example.

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