Fungal Culture Collection - Micoteca da Universidade do Minho (MUM)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Minho
Campus de Gualtar, Biological Engineering Centre, Braga, PO: 4710-057, North (Portugal)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2000
Being upgraded since 2011
Operational since 2000
Under construction since 1996
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
Micoteca da Universidade do Minho (MUM) is a filamentous fungal culture collection hosted at Centro de Engenharia Biológica of Universidade do Minho since 1996. Since 2011 is certified under the ISO standard 9001 for deposit, preservation and supply of filamentous fungi. The Vision of MUM is “A world in which fungal diversity is preserved and available for all” with a defined Mission of “To be a resource centre for fungal biodiversity preservation and information, and create solutions for sustainable development and human well-being”.The quality policy is based on encouraging the motivation and involvement of all stakeholders in quality processes with a view to internalizing a culture of excellence and applied to all products and services.

RI Keywords
Microbial identification, Fungi classification, ISO 9001, Air quality, Food mycology, Fungi, Fungal contamination of industrial environments, Microbiological biodiversity, Microbiological resources, Strains deposit, Microbial preservation / conservation, Mycotoxins, Culture collection, Mycology, Fungi identification, Fungal biodiversity
RI Category
Collections of Biological Resources (e.g. Microorganisms, Biobanks and Seed Banks)
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Workshops and advanced courses, Individual training programmes, Post-graduation
Strain preservation

M.U.M. offers a freeze-drying service for strains falling within the criteria established for the deposit of strains. For further information about this service and prices please contact the curator.

Strain Supply

M.U.M. supplies strains to the scientific community, industry and services. To obtain strains from M.U.M. please send us a written request in official business paper with legal binding signature, stating the purpose for which the strains are required and the laboratory where the work will take place. Please provide the following elements:destination institution address, contact person, telefone and fax.

Deposit of cultures

M.U.M. accepts the deposit of strains by a third party provided the biological material can be preserved by the techniques in use in the collection. Class 3 organisms are not accepted. • Public deposit: The microbial strains deposited will be part of the open collection. To deposit strains in this manner please send us the filled in accessions form, together with two cultures of the organism. This type of deposit is free of charge for the depositor. • Safe deposit: In this kind of deposit the strains remain the property of the depositor. Strain distribution is restricted and subject to criteria defined by the depositor. Access to the strains is granted through a written request from the depositor. Confidentiallity on the information concerning the deposited strains is guaranteed. To deposit strains in this manner please send us the filled in accessions form, together with two cultures of the organism. For further information please contact the curator.

Consultancy services

• Fungal contamination of industrial environments • Food mycology and mycotoxins • Indoor air quality • Preservation and management of microbiological resources

Additional Data
Access Type
Users Definition
ECCO European Culture Collections' Organisation
World Data Centre for Microorganisms
WFCC World Federation for Culture Collections