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CABRI Guidelines for Catalogue Production

Guidelines prepared for CABRI by BCCM, CBS, CERDIC, DSMZ, ECACC, HGMP, INRC, MSDN
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FDS for bacteria & archaea

Data Set Field Name Description
MDS Strain number Should contain collections' own accession number of the strain.
MDS Other culture collection numbers Should contain accession numbers of the strain in other collections.
Can not be given if the strain is unique in the collection.
MDS Restrictions Should contain:
- release conditions/Restrictions
- country-specific shipping restrictions
- restrictions imposed by the depositor etc...
MDS Organism type Should contain: "bacteria" or "archaea".
MDS Name Should contain the full scientific name of the strain:
- Genus name and species epithet
- Subspecies *
- Pathovar *
- Authors of the name

*: only if applicable
MDS Infrasubspecific names Should contain:
- variety
- designation
- epithet
- authors and reference
Does not apply to all strains.
MDS Status Should contain the nomenclature status of the strain (like "type", "neotype", etc.)
Does not apply to all strains.
MDS History of deposit Should contain the history of the element from depositor to isolator.
- Name of depositor
- Institute of depositor
- Name of isolator
- Institute of isolator
- Names and institutes in between
MDS Conditions for growth Should contain:
- Culture medium
- Atmospheric and light conditions
- Temperature conditions
MDS Form of supply Should contain the form in which the strain will be sent to the customer.
RDS Serovar Should contain the serovar name and author.
Required for some medically important species.
Does not apply to all strains.
RDS Other names Should contain the names used for the strain in the past (not synonyms) that may still be in use.
Does not apply to all strains.
RDS Isolated from Should contain name of substrate or host from which the strain was isolated.
RDS Geographic origin Should contain name of country where strain originated from, followed by details on location.
FDS Sexual state  
RDS Mutant Should contain type of mutant if strain is a mutant strain.
RDS Genotype Should contain names of chromosomal markers of the strain.
Especially recommended for strains of species for which many genetically modified strains exist.
Does not apply to all strains.
RDS Literature Should contain reference to publication in which the strain is described.
Especially recommended for type strains.
FDS Pathogenicity  
FDS Enzyme production  
FDS Production of metabolites  
FDS Applications  
FDS Catalogue entry  
FDS Remarks  
FDS Price code  
FDS Plasmids  

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