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Microorganisms pillar

Microorganisms pillar

The Microorganisms pillar of RARe is made up of three components: the CIRM (International Microbial Resource Center), the SAMBO biobank at Metagenopolis (MGP) and UBO Collection culture (UBOCC).

Pillar members Microorganisms

CIRM

Managed by INRAE, CIRM comprises five BRCs, all ISO 9001 certified. These BRCs conserve over 22,000 strains of plant-associated bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, bacteria of food interest, yeasts and filamentous fungi. CIRM is a Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique (GIS) created in 2004 by INRAE, which networks 5 certified microbiological resource centers (CRB) (bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi). Its partners are higher education establishments: Institut Agro and the universities of Montpellier, Aix-Marseille, Angers and Tours.  These CRBs conserve over 22,000 strains of plant-associated bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, bacteria of food interest, yeasts and filamentous fungi. CIRM's mission is to manage, characterize and promote these microbial collections, and to make them accessible to the scientific community and to the industries concerned.

CIRM-BIA Rennes: Bacteria of food interest

CIRM-BP Tours: Animal and human pathogenic bacteria

CIRM-CF Marseille: Filamentous fungi of agro-industrial interest

CIRM-CFBP Angers: Plant-associated bacteria

CIRM-levures Montpellier: Yeasts of technological interest

 CIRM web portal

MGP

SAMBO is the biobank of MGP, an INRAE research unit dedicated to research into human and animal microbiota. SAMBO offers large-scale solutions for the collection, storage and management of samples (faeces and DNA), with a storage capacity of 600,000 samples. 

 SAMBO web portal

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The UBOCC BRC preserves bacteria, archaea, yeasts and molds from a wide range of environments, including deep-sea and coastal marine environments (hydrothermal springs, deep-sea sediments, bivalve pathogens) and agricultural and agri-food ecosystems (agri-food companies, field flora, environments contaminated by hydrocarbons or plastics).

UBOCC web portal

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Modification date : 16 November 2023 | Publication date : 30 November 2017 | Redactor : P. Huan