- Institution: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
- Department/Service: Mycology Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
C/ San Lorenzo, 21
43201 Reus (Tarragona)
Josepa Gené Díaz
Phone number: (+34) 977759359
Microbial group/s: Filamentous Fungi and Yeasts
Total number of strains: 16000
Taxa (number os strains):
-Filamentous Ascomycetes (sexual and asexual) (more than 80 % of the collection)
-Yeast Ascomycetes (aprox. 10%)
-Mucorales (aprox. 10%)
Isolation source/Origin: Soil (50 %). Decomposing plant material (20%). Clinical origin (20%).
Preservation method: Mineral oil, water and lyophilized.
Information management: Microsoft Access
Characterization level: Morphological and molecular identification (mainly ITS and LSU).
Filamentous fungi, Opportunistic fungi, Human pathogens, Ascomicetes, Mucorales
Summary:Our team is made up of mycological experts who for many years have dedicated themselves to the taxonomic study, both morphological and molecular, of filamentous fungi, having discovered and published numerous new species for science, including a number of species of clinical interest.
Brief historical review
The collection, started in the 90s, is the result of the taxonomic study of micromycetes from different parts of the world. In recent years, we have accumulated a large number of isolates, identified at the molecular level, species of Aspergillus, Penicillium or Talaromyces with great biotechnological or industrial potential. New or rare species have been deposited in international culture collections, mainly the Dutch CBS.