American Type Culture Collection

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American Type Culture Collection


An independent, private, nonprofit biological resource center and research organization, which is the oldest repository of cell lines in the US (Rockville, MD)

Holdings (accessed 23.03.2015) More than 3,400 human, animal and plant cell lines. The molecular genomics collection at ATCC contains 8 million cloned genes from a host of species, including human, mouse, soybean, rat, monkey, zebrafish and several disease vectors. ATCC’s microorganism collection includes more than 18,000 strains of bacteria, 2,000 different types of animal viruses and 1,000 plant viruses. In addition, ATCC maintains collections of protozoans, yeasts and fungi with over 49,000 yeast and fungi strains and 2,000 strains of protists.


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