Brazilian Collection of Environmental
and Industrial Microorganisms
Coleção Brasileira de Micro-organismos
de Ambiente e Indústria - (CBMAI)
Dr. Derlene Attili de Angelis /
Coleção Brasileira de Micro-organismos de Ambiente e Indústria (CBMAI), Divisão de
Recursos Microbianos (DRM) - CPQBA/UNICAMP
Rua Alexandre Cazellato, 999
Vila Betel - Paulínia - SP - CEP 13148-218– Brasil
Telephone: +55 (19) 2139-2894 / 2895 FAX: +55 (19) 2139-2852
Nacional do
The Brazilian Collection of Environmental and Industrial Microorganisms - CBMAI was established in January 2002
at the Chemical, Biological and Agricultural Multidisciplinary Research Center (CPQBA) with the support of the
State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Ministry of Science,
Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and Research and Projects Financing (FINEP).
CBMAI is a service collection with the mission of acting as a Biological Resource Center (as defined by the
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development - OECD), dedicated to the preservation, storage and
distribution of microorganisms and its associated information as well as the taxonomic characterization and
CBMAI staff has expertise in microbiology and systematics of bacteria and fungi, with large experience in
polyphasic taxonomy, molecular systematics, phylogeny and application of culture-independent methods for the
microbial diversity characterization in environmental and industrial samples (eg. water, soil, oil, raw materials and
manufactured products). Consultancy can be offered on quality system documents related to Culture Collections
with focus on the NBR ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and OECD Best Practice Guidelines for Biological Resource Centers.
Collection and Information System
CBMAI collection holds microbial strains for biotechnological, educational and taxonomic (reference and type strains) applications and it
contains biological material restricted to risk groups 1 and 2 (according to the classification of the World Health Organization - WHO), which
include bacteria, fungi and yeasts. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are accepted for depositing when belonging to risk groups 1 or 2
according to the Brazilian classification (CTNBio).
CBMAI data management uses the software micro-Sicol (Collections Information System) which was developed specifically for microbial
collections and which permits creating the online catalogue ( and its periodical updating.
Deposit of Cultures: CBMAI is continuously increasing its collection, encouraging the deposit of microbial strains from either research projects
or of industrial and environmental importance. Deposit requests are previously analyzed to confirm the biosafety risk level of new strains in
accordance with those accepted by the Collection. OGMs may be accepted if they attend the biosafety restriction. CBMAI offers three types of
deposit: open (public access), confidential (restricted deposit) and for legal purposes (compliance with
Brazilian legislation, MP2186-16, with respect to access and delivery of microorganisms for research,
bioprospecting and technological development).
Supply of Cultures
CBMAI distributes microbial strains for public and private
institutions which has infrastructure and trained staff for handling
microorganisms. CBMAI strains are preferably distributed as
lyophilized ampoules or living cultures, when necessary.
Characterization and Identification
CBMAI offers characterization and identification services for bacteria, filamentous fungi and yeasts based on molecular and conventional
taxonomy. The isolates can be identified using rDNA sequencing, fingerprinting, phylogenetic analysis, morphology, colony patterns,
biochemical tests, etc. Microbial analyses at infra-specific level are being developed through Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA method RAPD, mainly for the typing of yeasts of industrial importance. Culture independent methods may be contracted, as well as the construction
and analysis of genomic libraries.
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