The implementation of a culture collection of filamentous fungi in Mycotoxins and Mycology Laboratory, Department of Food Science UFLA, started from the necessity of maintaining the species isolated and identified for taxonomic studies, biotechnological and toxigenic potential. The Laboratory began operations in 2007 with the aim of conserving and preserving strains of mycotoxin-producing fungi potentially (ochratoxin A and aflatoxins), isolated from food, mainly species of the genre Aspergillus and Penicillium. Currently the collection has an archive of approximately 701 isolates of different taxonomic of the genre Aspergillus, Penicillium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Alternaria, Chaetomium, Mucor, Eurotium, Neosartorya, species distributed in 66 isolated from different substrates (food, cave environments, soils of the Mata Atlantica, Cerrado and Caatinga). The species that are often isolated are Aspergillus niger, A. c... more>>

The implementation of a culture collection of filamentous fungi in Mycotoxins and Mycology Laboratory, Department of Food Science UFLA, started from the necessity of maintaining the species isolated and identified for taxonomic studies, biotechnological and toxigenic potential. The Laboratory began operations in 2007 with the aim of conserving and preserving strains of mycotoxin-producing fungi potentially (ochratoxin A and aflatoxins), isolated from food, mainly species of the genre Aspergillus and Penicillium. Currently the collection has an archive of approximately 701 isolates of different taxonomic of the genre Aspergillus, Penicillium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Alternaria, Chaetomium, Mucor, Eurotium, Neosartorya, species distributed in 66 isolated from different substrates (food, cave environments, soils of the Mata Atlantica, Cerrado and Caatinga). The species that are often isolated are Aspergillus niger, A. carbonarius, A. ochraceus, A. flavus, Penicillium citrinum, P. funiculosum, P. solitum, P. brevicompactum, Cladosporium cladosporioides and Fusarium solani. The Culture Collection of Microorganisms of the Department of Food Science was made official in the Department of Food Science on April 28, 2010, after the approval of the Departmental Assembly as shown in minute number 339. In 2015 a CCDCA was accreditation as trusted depository collection for Genetic Heritage Management Council. The objectives of CCDCA are: preservation, maintenance, storage, supply, characterization and taxonomic identification of filamentous fungi; Education - practical classes allowing a greater exchange between educational and research institutions and Biotechnological potential studies for the industry for to promote sustainable development (bioeconomy).

Organism Type Strain Name Strain Number
Fungi 58 293
Total 58 293

Contact information

  • DirectorLuís Roberto Batista
  • Contact personLuís Roberto Batista
  • NameCulture Collection of Microorganisms of the Department of Food Science - CCDCA/UFLA
  • E-mailluisrb@dca.ufla.br
  • WDCM ID1081
  • Post addressCampus da Universidade Federal de Lavras, CP:3037, CEP:37200-000. Lavras/Minas Gerais - Brasil
  • Host organizationFederal University of Lavras
  • CountryBrazil