The IBVR biobank currently hosts strains collected by laboratory activities performed on food and biological samples from farmed animals, pets and wildlife animals.

Handling and cultivation

Precaution are essential to prevent contamination of the laboratory environment and infection of the personnel because many fungi produce conidia or spores that easily become air borne. Tube slant of media are safer to handle than plates.

Quality controls


Viability and purity are tested by subculturing and microscopic observation. Each batch produced is again checked for viability after preservation, and after intervals scheduled for the different taxa.


Each batch preserved is checked after production. This check may include microscopical and macroscopical observations.


Taxonomic identity of each strain is checked by the most significant techniques available for this purpose and the taxon in question. The following options are available for identity checks: morphology and growth behaviour; physiological properties including API® kits and/or other commercial kits.

Quality management system

IZSLER laboratories, that supply biological resources to IBVR, use testing methods performed according to UNI EN ISO/IEC 17025 quality system.


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