biobank currently hosts strains collected from food and biological samples during
laboratory activities. Isolation were performed on samples from farmed
animals, pets and wildlife animals.
Handling and cultivation
special precaution are essential to prevent contamination of the laboratory
environment and infectious of personnel because many fungi produce conidia or
spores that easily become airborne. Agar slant tubes are safer to handle than
identity of each strain is checked by the main available techniques for this
purpose and the taxon in question. These options are followed for identity
checks: morphology and growth behaviour; microscopic observations, MALDI-TOF
identification tests (especially for yeasts)
biobanking storage, each strain is checked for identity and submitted to
quality controls for viability and purity. Viability and purity are tested by
cultural and microscopic observation. Each batch is checked again for viability
after preservation treatment and then, at regular intervals for the different
taxa. This check may include microscopic and macroscopic observations.
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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