BGIV recognized by the World Data Center for microorganism (WDCM)

May 12, 2010, by Dra. Vanesa Analía Silvani

In early 2010, the Bank of Glomeromycota In Vitro (BGIV) has been recorded at the World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM), an organization dedicated to registering and maintaining a comprehensive database of culture collections around the world. The World Federation for Culture Collection (WFCC) started this database in the 60's, and today, the WDCM is directed by the National Institute on of Genetics (NIG) in Japan, which until now has 575 registered culture collections from 68 countries. In Argentina, 10 collections have been cataloged and recognized by the WDCM, now including BGIV. The register contains information about the organization, services and scientific interests of BGIV, including a list of species that comprise it. For more information, visit World Federation for Culture Collection website.

Transformed soybean roots for the study of AM symbiosis

Feb. 1, 2010, by Laura Fernández

At present Transformed Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Meer.) Roots SM3 line (TSRs) is being employed for monoxenic cultivation of several isolates of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) that belong to the Bank of Glomeromycota In Vitro. Previously it was observed successful establishment of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis between this TSRs cultures and the AMF Glomus intraradices, and a normal development of intraradical and extraradical fungal structures. To read more...