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, CDCMicrobial 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.


E. coliComparative Genome Sequencing
ATCC provides all the cultures you need to perform complex analysis of seqeunced genomes, including cells, microorganisms, and viruses.

Burkholderia cepacia, Janice Haney Carr, CDCQuality Control Strains
ATCC offers fully characterized strains for quality control testing, including strains that have been recommended as controls for rapid identification, tests on food and water, and use with commercial kits and instrumentation.


Clostridium difficile, Lois S. Wiggs, CDCMicrobial Controls for Pharmaceutical Research
For all in vitro diagnostic studies, use ATCC as your trusted source for cell cultures and microbial control strains.

Ciliates and bacteria light microraphBacteria
The ATCC Bacteriology Collection is the most diversified assemblage of prokaryotes from across the world, 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.


AgBio USDAResources for Agricultural Research
ATCC offers a broad spectrum of fungi, yeast, plant viruses, and microorganisms to support agricultural research.

Influenza virus, Dr. FA Murphy, CDCVirus
ATCC houses a wide assortment of viral cutures for use in research related to pathogenesis, epidemiology, molecular assay development, and vaccine discovery and production.


Electron micrograph of Escherichia coliFood Application
ATCC provides fully characterized strains necessary for the microbiological analysis of food products to identify and prevent the spread of foodborne disease.

Aspergillus bread moldFungi 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.


Aspergillus fumigatus, CDCEnvironmental Testing and Toxicology
Analyze the complex relationship between microbiology and environmental toxicology using microbial strains provided by ATCC.

Giardia, Dr. Stan Erlandsen, CDCProtozoa
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.


FlaskControl of Environmental Water Sources
ATCC offers a variety of strains for use in the quality control and analysis of environmental water sources.

scientific platesMolecular Biology
ATCC is a trusted and reliable resource for molecular tools with a variety of vectors, hosts and expression tools for molecular research.


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

API stripsBioproduction
ATCC offers cultures that have been utilized in the production of proteins, molecular gene transfer, and vaccine development.


Shigella flexneri invading embryonic stem cellInfectious Disease Research
Browse a wide array of cells and microorganisms used in infectious disease research, including emerging, respiratory, and blood borne diseases.

vialsPreceptrols  ATCC's Preceptrol cultures offer an economical way for your lab to use well-characterized ATCC strains. Most preceptrol cultures are packaged in convenient serum vials, and afforded the same standards of quality as our traditional batch vial preparations.