1) Distribution of strains
The MUT provides strains of filamentous fungi and yeasts to anyone working in a professional environment suitable for the handling of biological material, for the purpose of study or research, in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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2) Revitalisation of lyophilised fungal material
The MUT offers services of revitalisation of lyophilised fungi coming from the MUT collection or directly provided by the customer.
3) Deposit of fungal strains
Fungi can be deposit at the MUT by means of two different forms: the deposit of public access and the restricted safe deposit.
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4) Isolation and identification
The MUT offers services of isolation and identification of fungi from different substrates.
Please, contact the MUT before sending the material that must be received together with the greatest number of information. On request, the sampling can be done directly by the MUT staff. The service is strictly confidential and customers have to expressly indicate whether the strains must be destroyed or returned to the owner after the analysis, or if they can be included in the MUT collection.
5) Identification of a pure culture
The fungi to be identified must be provided as pure cultures actively growing on agar medium and accompanied by the largest number of information (original substrate, host organism, growing conditions, etc.), in order to make the identification process faster. The identification service is strictly confidential and customers should expressly indicate whether the strains must be destroyed or returned to the owner after the analysis, or if they can be included in the MUT collection.
6) Genomic services
The MUT offers services of extraction of DNA from filamentous fungi.
7) Lyophilisation service
The MUT offers fungi freeze-drying services. A battery of twenty ampoules containing the freeze-dried fungus are delivered to the customer, together with the provided strain, unless the customer agree to give it to the collection.
8) Screening and characterization of fungal isolates
The MUT offers services of physiological and enzymatic characterization, aimed to the check of specific features for potential application, of fungal strains provided by customers or selected from the MUT collection.
9) Educational Services
At the MUT, microscopic preparations and cultures of representative species of different taxonomic groups are available for educational purposes at the MUT. In addition, the MUT distributes fungal culture for educational purposes.
On request, informative courses for students can be organized.
10) Professional training
On request, the MUT organizes specialized training courses for companies, public and private institutions, regulators, foundations and universities.
The MUT provides support and consulting aimed to the isolation, growth and preservation of fungal strains, and biothecnological application of fungi to different industrial sectors.
The service is confidential and is provided in a written form, and do not involve institutional or personal liability. The responsibility of the MUT is limited to the authenticity of the provided data.