The Culture Collection of Soil Actinomycetes České Budějovice (CCSACB) was founded in the Institute of Soil Biology, Biology Centre CAS, v. v. i. in 2007. The CCSACB became a member of Biology Centre Collection of Organisms (BCCO) in 2015. BCCO is a formation of selected biological collections of organisms of the Biology centre CAS. BCCO supports the maintenance and further development of collections, aims on increasing the knowledge of the existence of the collections in public and expecially supports the use of the stored biological material in research, biotechnologies, medicine and other practical applications.
The CCSACB serves as a depository for cultures of evironmental actinomycetes, used mainly for screening of strains producing important secondary metabolites. Moreover, the CCSACB isolates can be used for research, industrial applications, education, and general scientific interest. Most of the cultures belong to the family Streptomycetaceae (genera Streptomyces, Streptacidiphilus, Kitasatospora and Embleya), however some other families are also represented (Micromonosporaceae: gg. Actinoplanes, Longispora, Micromonospora and Pillimelia; Nocardiaceae: gg. Nocardia, Nonomurea and Williamsia; Nocardioidaceae: g. Kribella; Nocardiopsaceae: g. Nocardiopsis; Promicromonosporaceae: g. Promicromonospora; Pseudonocardiaceae: gg. Amycolatopsis, Kutzneria, Letznea, Saccharothrix and Umezawea; Streptosporangiaceae: g. Microbispora; Thermomonosporaceae: g. Actinomadura).
The major activity of the CCSACB is preserving actinomycetes which were isolated from some unique habitats (agricultural fields, gardens, native prairies, savannahs, temporal forest, tropical rainforest, grassland, bat guano, caves, glacier forefields, Miocene lacustrine sediment, iron ore mining sediment (technozem), brown coal colliery spoil, dead bees, ambrosia beetle galleries, potato surface, etc.).
We are opened to cooperate with research institutes, universities and pharmaceutical companies on research of substances with antibiotic or anti-inflammatory effect.
The development of the web and the catalogue of the CCSACB collection were supported from the programme Strategy AV21 Diversity of Life and Health of Ecosystems (2015 - 2019) and Land Conservation and Restoration (2020 - 2024) of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
In case of interest please contact us.