KACC identifies and preserves diverse Korean microbial resources including bacteria, actinomycetes, yeasts, filamentous fungi and mushrooms.
KACC now maintains over 25,000 cultures of microorganisms(2021), which are available to the public through its website (http://genebank.rda.go.kr), and distributes over 3,900 cultures annually to the microbial researchers. KACC performs taxonomic and ecological researches on selected groups, especially genera Acetobacter, Bacillus, Lactobacillus, Penicillium, Aspergillus, etc.
KACC is assigned as an authorized organization for maintaining microbial genetic resources by Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs & Ministry of Science and ICT in Korea, and as a domestic depository authority for patent materials by Korean Intellectual Property Office. KACC has also acquired the status as the International Depositary Authority (IDA) from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in May 2015, which was based on the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure. KACC also maintains National Integrated Depository for Patent Microorganisms where all patent microorganisms in Korea are preserved in duplicate.
Korean Agricultural Culture Collection (KACC), Agricultural Microbiology Div. Agricultural Biology Dept., National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, 166, Nongsaengmyeong-ro 166, Iseo-myeon, Wanju_Gun, Jeollabuk-do, 55365, Rep. of KOREA
Phone : +82-63-238-3025
FAX : +82-63-238-3845
For information on the bacterial collection : firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on the fungal collection : email@example.com
For information on the patent microorganism : firstname.lastname@example.org