TU Collection of Industrially Important Microorganisms
- Established in late 90’s by Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian P. Kubicek with 500 reference Trichoderma cultures
- Since 2011 listed on organogram of the Institute of Chemical Engineering
- Financed and maintained by the Microbiology group
- Powered by the interactive web-based database of gene sequences (MySQL, PHP)
- Contains biogeographic tags
- Supported by the stand alone local BLAST server
- Contains ecophysiological profiles and image upload
- for May 16, 2015: 5405 records for numerous fungal and bacteria taxa
- used in Microbiology Lab 166.193 for Master Study Technical Chemistry (module Biotechnology and Bioanalytics)
ADVANCED MOLD DIAGNOSTICS
The Microbiology group maintains skills in DNA barcoding and microbial ecology that allow us to offer the service of mold diagnostics to general public. We have served numerous storage places, libraries and other in-door habitats to detect and identify mold-related damage and to estimate its potential risk for human health and stored materials.
Indoor sampling of biodegrading fungi. a - decorative dragon made of colored goat leather; b, c - fungal colonies growing on the poorly treated or cracked fragment of the dragon head; d - sampling from the dark brown colony; e - sampling from the light blue colony; f - replacement of the decoration; g - sterile sampling bags.