• Holding

Over 25,000 strains of filamentous and yeast-like fungi, representing over 3 300 species of Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Hyphomycetes and Zygomycetes. The mycological herbarium contains about 40,000 specimen. BCCMTM/MUCL houses the Penicillium collections of P. Biourge (founder of the collection in 1892) and G.L. Hennebert, as well as the UCL brewery yeast collection, numerous type strains and isolates of ecological and/or biotechnological importance. The collection's agro-industrial focus is reflected by its extensive holding of starter cultures for e.g. the manufacture of fermented foods, animal feed, biopesticides and biofertilisers (i.e. mycorrhizae), as well as by the availability of cultures for the cultivation of edible mushrooms or the production of important primary and secondary metabolites (i.e. antibiotics, enzymes and polysaccharides). Test and control strains used in bioassays, biodeterioration and biodegradation tests are also available.

GINCO (Glomales in vitro collection) is the first international collection of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) based exclusively on in vitro produced species. It traces its origin in the close international scientific collaboration between the Mycothèque de l'Université catholique de Louvain (MUCL, Belgium) and the ECORC, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada in charge of the Canadian Collection of Fungal Cultures (CCFC, Canada). This unique collection is aimed at providing the scientific community and industrial sectors with high-quality contaminant-free in vitro-produced AMF".
Visit the GINCO Website at: http://www.mbla.ucl.ac.be/ginco-bel

Nomenclature of the fungi, Art. 59
You will find here David Hawksworth´s original proposals and a text by G.L. Hennebert & W. Gams, which analyses six possible ways of progressively unifying classification and nomenclature of the higher fungi.

  • Director: Prof. Dr H. Maraite

  • Scientific Advisor: Prof. Dr A.-M. Corbisier-Colson

  • Contact:

    Ir. C. Decock
    Mycothèque de l'Universite catholique de Louvain
    Place Croix du Sud 3
    B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
    Phone: +32-10-47.37.42
    Fax: +32-10-45.15.01
    E mail: BCCM.MUCL@mbla.ucl.ac.be

Last update: 19 August 2002
Contact : F. Guissart