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CIRM-Plant Associated Bacteria / CIRM-CFBP

Catalog of strains/DNA
Deposit of strains

A Biological Resource Center dedicated to bacteria strategic for crop protection

The collection was officially created in 1973, on the basis of an important collection of plant-pathology unit at INRA Angers.

Researchers from the entire world now feed the collection. Moreover, numerous strains (types strains) were imported from other public bacteria collections.

Logo EMERSYS Emergence, systématique et écologie des bactéries associées aux plantes/Emergence, systematics and ecology of plant pathogenic bacteria

The collection is today inserted in EmerSys research team (Emergence Systematics and ecology of plant-associated bacteria) of IRHS (Research Institute for Horticulture and Seeds).

Logo IRHS Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences/Research Institute for Horticulture and Seeds

CIMR-CFBP acquired its experience from this tights association with research.


  • To preserve bacterial resources and associated data
  • To make resources available for the international scientific community
  • To valorise these resources
Bactéries lyophilisées en ampoules de verre/Freezed-dried bacteria in glass vials - © Inra P. Portier

In order to fulfil these objectives, the CIRM-CFBP develop 4 main activities:

  • Acquisition: The objective is to enrich the collection, following the acquisition policy.
  • Conservation: To ensure long-term storage and viability of the biological material, strains are conserved lyophilised in glass vials under vacuum and in liquid nitrogen.
  • Distribution: CIRM-CFBP distributes strains available through its catalogue to the international scientific community. The strains are used for research, development, identification and teaching, by public organisms and private companies.
    Some of the strains being regulated, the distribution follows the international rules.
  • Identification: CIRM-CFBP develops the molecular identification activity for all its resources.

Acquisition, Conservation and Distributions activities are certified ISO9001 to guarantee the best quality of service to the users.