The main purpose of the Pathogen Bank is to collect, identify, store, preserve and make available plant pathogens (fungal and bacterial) in a live and preserved form. The Collection of Plant Pathogenic Microorganisms was established in 1996 and is managed by the Plant Pathogen Bank funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Economy.
Depending on the species, pathogens are preserved either in mineral oil at 17°C, or frozen in a 10% glycerol solution or in liquid nitrogen at -196°C. Bacteria are cryopreserved using the Bacto Protect system and liquid nitrogen. Each pathogen is preserved using at least two complementary methods and is precisely documented (including photographs, morphological description, size of spores and characteristic structures).
Currently, about 2,000 fungal isolates and about 200 bacteria species, mostly from Poland, are kept in the collection.
The list of pathogens kept in the Collection of Plant Pathogenic Microorganisms is available on the website at:
The Pathogen Bank also stores microorganisms with a quarantine status, which for regulatory and safety reasons are kept in the Research Centre of Quarantine, Invasive and Genetically Modified Organisms, IOR-PIB in Poznań. Shipment of organisms with a quarantine status is only possible based on a relevant authorization issued by the Provincial Plant Health and Seed Inspection Service.
Projekt realizowany w zadaniach 1.5
Programu Wieloletniego IOR-PIB na lata 2016 - 2020
Instytut Ochrony Roślin - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
Ulica: Władysława Węgorka 20
tel. +48 61 864 90 75
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