Collections of the Research Center of Biotechnology RAS

Collection Scientific unit
1. Collection of human cell cultures (cell lines used as models of prostate cancer, renal carcinoma, rabdo- and leiomyosarcoma, as well as of other types of sarcoma; cell line used as models of benign prostatic hyperplasia, strains of normal myoblasts and fibroblasts) Laboratory of Biomedical Research
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Sergey S. Shishkin)
2. Collection of DNA samples, including several hundred DNA samples of athletes, as well as persons who are not involved in sports, and patients with hereditary neuromuscular diseases Laboratory of Biomedical Research
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Sergey S. Shishkin)
3. Unique collection of yeast organisms covering the entire spectrum of yeast energy metabolism Laboratory of Bioenergetics
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Nadezhda P. Yurina)
4. Collection of genetically-labeled strains of the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Michael D. Ter-Avanesyan)
5. Collection of different strains of the ascomycete Neurospora crassa Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Biochemistry
(Head of Laboratory: Yulia I. Deryabina)
6. Collection of thermophilic and thermotolerant yeast species Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Biochemistry
(Head of Laboratory: Yulia I. Deryabina, PhD.)
7. Collection of microorganisms capable of synthesizing polyhydroxyalkanoates Laboratory of Biochemistry of Nitrogen Fixation and Nitrogen Metabolism
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Aleksey F. Topunov)
8. Collection of nodule bacteria – symbionts of leguminous plants Laboratory of Biochemistry of Nitrogen Fixation and Nitrogen Metabolism
(Head of Laboratory: Prof, Aleksey F. Topunov)
9. Collection of hydrocarbon-oxidizing bacterial cultures (30 strains) Laboratory of Petroleum Microbiology
(Head of Laboratory: Tamara N. Nazina, Dr.Sci. (Biology))
10. Collection of haloalkaliphilic anaerobes Laboratory of Relict Microbial Communities
(Head of Laboratory; Prof. Nikolay V. Pimenov)
11. Collection of haloalkaliphilic cyanobacteria Laboratory of Relict Microbial Communities
(Head of Laboratory; Prof. Nikolay V. Pimenov)
12. Collection of ombrophilic bacteria Laboratory of Relict Microbial Communities
(Head of Laboratory; Prof. Nikolay V. Pimenov)
13. Collection of sulfate-reducing bacteria Laboratory of Relict Microbial Communities
(Head of Laboratory; Prof. Nikolay V. Pimenov)
14. Collection of thermophilic prokaryotes (isolates mainly representing new taxa) Laboratory of hyperthermophilic microbial communities
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Elizaveta A. Bonch-Osmolovskaya)
15. Collection of microorganism cultures (acidophilic sulfur- and iron-oxidizing microorganisms, nitrifying microorganisms) Laboratory of chemolitotrophic microorganisms
(Head of Laboratory: Alexander G. Bulaev, PhD.)
16. Collection of microorganism cultures from cold ultrafresh habitats (methanotrophs, planctomycetes, acidobacteria) Laboratory of Wetland Microbiology
(Head of Laboratory: Svetlana N. Dedysh, Dr.Sci.)
17. Collection of filamentous fungi (representatives of the genera Absidia, Aspergillus, Blakeslea, Cunninghamella, Lentinus, Mucor, Pleurotus, Penicillium, Streum, Umbelopsis) Laboratory of Experimental mycology
(Head of Laboratory: Vera M. Tereshina, Dr.Sci.)
18. Collections of unique bacteria:
– new phototrophic taxa (1 family, 19 genera, 41 species) + 5 types of chemotrophs);
– new taxa of hemolytic autotrophs (sulfur-oxidizing and nitrifying bacteria and gasotrophic bacteria: methanotrophic, carboxydotrophic and hydrogenotrophic) – 80 new species, 35 new genera, 1 new family and 1 new order were described
– 3 new genera and 31 new species of sulphur and iron bacteria
Laboratory of Ecology and Geochemical Activity of Microorganisms
(Head of Laboratory: Tatiana V. Khizniak, Dr.Sci.)
19. Сollection comprises microorganisms isolated at the Laboratory and deposited in the Russian and foreign collections: DSM, ATCC, VKM, NBRC.

Acetobacterium bakii sp. npv.- DSM 8329
A. paludosum sp. nov. – DSM 8237
A. fimetarium sp. nov. – DSM 8238
A. tundra sp. nov. – DSM 9173
Soehngenia saccharolytica gen nov., sp. nov. – DSM 12858; ATCC BAA-502
Clostridium amygdalinum sp.nov., — DSM 12857; ATCC BAA-501
Desulfotomaculum carboxydivorans sp.nov – DSM 14880; VKM B-2319
Methanomethylovorans thermophila sp. nov. – DSM 17232; ATCC BAA-1173; NBRC 107638
Methanosarcina lacustris sp.nov. – DSM 13486; VKM B-2268
Methanospirillum stamsii sp.nov. – DSM 26304; VKM B-2808

Laboratory of Microbiology of Anthropogenic Habitats
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Alla N. Nozhevnikova)
20. Collection of microorganism cultures UNIQEM Laboratory of Viability of Microorganisms
(Head of Laboratory: Dmitry A. Skladnev, Dr.Sci)
21. Collection fund of actinobacteria Laboratory of Viability of Microorganisms
(Head of Laboratory: Dmitry A. Skladnev, Dr.Sci)
22. Collection of transgenic beet seeds Laboratory of plants systems biology
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Konstantin G. Skryabin)
23. Collection of transgenic sunflower seeds Laboratory of plants systems biology
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Konstantin G. Skryabin)
24. Collection of isolates of viruses, bacteria associated with plants of grapes growing in the Republic of Crimea Laboratory of plants systems biology
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Konstantin G. Skryabin)
25. Collection of magnetotactic bacteria Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics
(Head of Laboratory: Prof. Boris B. Kuznetsov)