The United States Culture Collection Network (USCCN): Enhancing Microbial Genomics Research through Living Microbe Culture Collections

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Sep 1;81(17):5671-4. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01176-15. Epub 2015 Jun 19.


The mission of the United States Culture Collection Network (USCCN; is "to facilitate the safe and responsible utilization of microbial resources for research, education, industry, medicine, and agriculture for the betterment of human kind." Microbial culture collections are a key component of life science research, biotechnology, and emerging global biobased economies. Representatives and users of several microbial culture collections from the United States and Europe gathered at the University of California, Davis, to discuss how collections of microorganisms can better serve users and stakeholders and to showcase existing resources available in public culture collections.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / classification
  • Bacteria / genetics*
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification
  • Databases, Factual / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Genomics / organization & administration*
  • Microbiology / organization & administration*
  • United States