Collection content

Microbial group/s:Filamentous Fungi and Yeasts
Total number of strains: >19000 strains
Taxa (number of strains):
Filamentous Fungi (>9000)
Yeasts (>10300)
Isolation source/Origin: Human infections
Preservation method:Filamentous fungi: suspension of spores in water at 4 ° C and cryotubes -20 ° C
Yeasts: in water at 4 ° C and lyophilized
Information management: Data Base

Basic characteristics. About half are molecularly identified. Antifungal sensitivity study in a third of the collection.


Internal: Internal use for the service and its collaborators.
External: Occasionally, they are sent to other research centers that collaborate with our team members.


Key words:
filamentous fungi, yeasts, human pathogens, antifungals, diagnosis, epidemiology, typing
-Identification and typing of human pathogenic fungi
-Development of diagnostic methods, antifungal sensitivity .
-Desarrollo de modelos de infección fúngica.
-Study of the pathogenesis of human pathogenic fungi. Pathogen-host interactions.
-Epidemiology of human pathogenic fungi.
-Monitoring of antifungal levels.

Quality Certifications

Accredited by ENAC Standard UNE-EN ISO 15189/2007 since 2006. There is a PNT for the conservation, maintenance and management of strains of the collection since 2011

Brief historical review

Collection started more than 17 years ago, arising from the need to maintain a catalog of clinical strains of pathogenic fungi. In 2011 a unit was formed within the Service that is in charge of its maintenance and conservation. It currently houses more than 19,000 strains