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World Data Center for Microoganisms-Reference Strain Catalogue


This catalogue was produced to enable broader and easier access to the reference strains listed by the ISO TC 34 SC 9 Joint Working Group 5 and by the Working Party on Culture Media of the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH-WPCM) in their publication Handbook of Culture Media for Food and Water Microbiology. It fulfils a need expressed by these bodies for a unique system of identifiers for strains recommended for use in quality assurance.
UKAS in the UK will in time be expecting the use of WDCM Reference numbers in methods when the use of reference strains are quoted. This is to remove commercial bias from different culture collection material reference numbers