Microbiological material exchanges among scientists

Staley, James T., FitzGerald, Kelly, Fuerst, John A. and Dijkshoorn, Lenie (2010) Microbiological material exchanges among scientists. Research In Microbiology, 161 6: 446-452. doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2010.05.011

Author Staley, James T.
FitzGerald, Kelly
Fuerst, John A.
Dijkshoorn, Lenie
Title Microbiological material exchanges among scientists
Journal name Research In Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0923-2508
Publication date 2010-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.resmic.2010.05.011
Volume 161
Issue 6
Start page 446
End page 452
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 0605 Microbiology
1108 Medical Microbiology
Formatted abstract
Traditionally, biologists exchange scientific materials with other scientists to enable the independent confirmation of their research. For example, in microbiology, cultures of bacteria and other microorganisms and viruses are commonly sent to other laboratories upon request. Apart from this, it is a requirement of the International Code of Nomenclature for Prokaryotes, that culture type strains of a novel bacterial species be deposited in 'at least two different publically accessible service collections in different countries from which the subcultures must be available' to ensure their availability to all other scientists who may wish to study them. However, special challenges have recently been encountered in transporting such strains in order to meet such needs. This paper discusses the use of material exchanges and the challenges in this field.
© 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS.
Keyword Microbiological material exchange
Material transfer agreements
Microbial commons
Material transfer agreements
Nephroblastoma overexpressed gene
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: "Microbial research commons: From strain isolation to practical use". Published under "Basic and general issues".

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