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Microbiology Collections

ATCC has been the premier source for microbial reference strains since 1925, placing the highest standards on producing quality materials you can depend on for reproducible results. Choose from among the world’s largest collection of bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, protozoa, nucleic acids, and molecular tools.
MRSA, Janice Haney Carr and Jeff Hageman, CDC


The ATCC Bacteriology Collection is a diversified assemblage of prokaryotes, containing more than 18,000 strains in over 750 genera. The Collection holds more than 3,600 type cultures of validly described species, and nearly 500 bacteriophages.

Resources for Agricultural Research

ATCC offers a broad spectrum of fungi, yeasts, plant viruses, and bacteria to support agricultural research.
Shigella flexneri invading embryonic stem cell

Infectious Disease Research

Browse a wide array of cells and microorganisms used in infectious disease research, including emerging, respiratory, and blood borne diseases.
Gliocladium sp., Dr. Lucille Georg, CDC

Bioenergy Applicaton Strains

Organisms capable of breaking down various low-grade biomass to produce environmentally-friendly renewable energy in the form of alcohols.


ATCC offers cultures that have been utilized in the production of proteins, molecular gene transfer, and vaccine development.
Fusarium verticillioides, Dr. Libero Ajello, CDC

Pharmaceutical Research

For all in vitro diagnostic studies, use ATCC as your trusted source for cell cultures and microbial control strains.
Aspergillus fumigatu, CDC

Fungi and Yeast

The ATCC Mycology Collection is a trusted resource center housing a diverse assortment of filamentous fungi and yeasts, representing over 7,600 species, including 4,100 type strains and 1,500 genera. The mycology collection also offers over 32,000 yeast genetic strains.
Enterococcus faecalis sp.

Microbial Panels

ATCC Microbial Panels are functionally relevant strain sets, enabling faster, more intelligent choices when selecting cultures for laboratory research. Each panel is a research tool, useful for a variety of applications.
scientific plates

Molecular Biology

ATCC is a trusted and reliable resource for molecular tools with a variety of vectors, hosts and expression tools for molecular research.
Glass of water, D Cartagena, CDC

Control of Environmental Water Sources

ATCC offers a variety of strains for use in the quality control and analysis of environmental water sources.
Acanthamoeba sp. in Adrenal Tissue, Dr. Visvesvara, CDC


The ATCC Protistology Collection is the only general service collection of taxonomically diverse living stock protists in the United States, and the only large service repository of parasitic protozoa in the world. Cultures are authenticated using morphological and molecular techniques.
Rotavirus, Dr. Erskine Palmer, CDC


ATCC houses a wide assortment of viral cultures for use in research related to pathogenesis, epidemiology, molecular assay development, and vaccine discovery and production.