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UAMH Centre for Global Microfungal Biodiversity
Isolate and solicit fungal cultures of scientific interest.
Catalogue culturable fungi and annotate the accessions through imaging and other methods.
Preserve living cultures by freeze-drying and freezing in liquid nitrogen or by other methods.
Identify, verify and characterize isolates using classical and molecular techniques.
Prepare herbarium specimens consisting of dried colonies to back-up the living cultures.
Distribute cultures to researchers and assist them to select strains.
Provide professional advice and personal service customized to individual user needs.
Archive strain data in a database and disseminate information to users through online and print catalogues.
Educate through academic teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, scientific workshops and individual professional training.
Maintain high quality assurance standards for a microbial collection.
Cooperate with other collections through participation in the World Federation of Culture Collections (
) and the World Data Centre for Microorganisms (
and other networks.
Maintain a research program with a focus on systematics, medical and veterinary mycology, indoor air quality and culture collection management.