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CCF Culture Collection of Fungi


CCF List of fungal species

Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) for non-commercial use and MTA Annex No. 1

Atlases of microscopic fungi

Scientific staff of CCF

Technical staff of CCF

  • Mrs. Lada Syrovátková
  • Mrs. Kateřina Glässnerová
  • Mrs. Ivana Borovičková

Culture Collection of Fungi - basic information

  • Aims: The CCF serves as deposit of important fungal strains; CCF offer strains for teaching and research purposes.
  • Cultures: Mainly saprotrophic ascomycetes and zygomycetes (soil fungi, litter decomposers, insect associated fungi, endophytes, phytopathogens, food contamintants, clinical important fungi etc.).
  • Number of fungi: over 4900 isolates; c. 3500 strains are available for public.
  • Maintenance methods: Freeze-drying, under mineral oil, agar slopes in refrigerator, alginate pellets. The most important strains (eg. ex-type cultures) are maintained in liquid nitrogen.
  • History: The Culture Collection of Fungi was established in 1964-65 by Dr. Olga Fassatiová. In 1972 the CCF was admitted into the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) under reg. No. 182. In 1985 the CCF entered into the European Culture Collections Organization (ECCO).
  • Current activities : Since 2006 the CCF is included into Czech National Programme of Protection of Genetic Resources of Economically Significant Microorganisms and Tiny Animals (NPPGR) under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.
  • Catalogue - The last CCF Catalogue of strains was published in 2003. Current list of strains can be sent on request.


  • Supplying of strains  for teaching and research purposes. The cultures are distributed on agar slants or in lyophilized form.

Price List 2023 

Fungal cultures under the Czech National Program (non-commercial use)

Fungal cultures recommended for teaching

Free of charge*

Other cultures of microscopic fungi (non-commercial use)

€ 50 per strain (50% discount for schools and research institutions)*

Cultures of microscopic fungi - commercial use

Price negotiable

* Postage and packaging are added to the price of the cultures. Prices include 21% VAT.


Please send your requests to the following address:

Culture Collection of Fungi (CCF)

Department of Botany

Faculty of Science

Charles University in Prague

Benátská 2

CZ - 128 01 Praha 2


e-mail: kubatova@natur.cuni.cz

fax: + 420 2 2195 1645

tel.: + 420 2 2195 1656

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