IBSO - Culture Collection of Luminous Bacteria of the Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch RAS

Contact Information:

Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch,
Akademgorodok, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Tel.: (7-3912) 494527
Fax: (7-3912) 433400
E-mail: ccibso@ibp.ru

Profile and services:

Ca. 700 strains of diverse marine aero-bioluminous bacteria (free-living and associate, including symbiotic); can be used in biotechnology and bioluminescent analysis. Active program on their physiology.

Contract services in identification, preservation; information offered
Training provided


The catalogue of luminous bacteria of the Institute of Biophysics was published in 1997 in "Nauka" Publishing House in English and in Russian.
The catalogue is available on magnetic carriers as MS-DOS format for personal computers
Databases on 100 cultures from the Collection are registered as "IBSO Siberian Luminous Bacteria" at the MSDN international network server, which has the electronic English version of "The IBSO Catalogue of Luminous Bacteria Cultures"   (see also WDCM WFCC )