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CABRI Guidelines for Catalogue Production

Guidelines prepared for CABRI by BCCM, CBS, CERDIC, DSMZ, ECACC, HGMP, INRC, MSDN
Page layout by CERDIC

Data input & authentication Flat file preparation Flat file submission

MDS for bacteria & archea

Field Field label Contents
Strain number Strain_number Should contain:
- collections’ own accession number of the strain
Other culture collection numbers Other_collection_numbers Should contain:
- accession numbers of the strain in other collections.
Can not be given if the strain is unique in the collection.
Restrictions Restrictions Should contain:
- Release conditions/Restrictions
- country-specific shipping restrictions
- restrictions imposed by the depositor etc.
Organism type Organism_type Should contain:
value "B" for bacteria or "A" for archaea.
Name Name Should contain the full scientific name of the strain:
- Genus name and species epithet
- Subspecies *
- Pathovar *
- Authors of the name

*: only if applicable

Infrasubspecific names Infrasubspecific_names Should contain:
- variety
- designation
- epithet
- authors and reference

Does not apply to all strains.

Status Status Should contain:
- nomenclature status of the strain (like "type", "neotype", etc.)

Does not apply to all strains.

History of deposit History 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
Conditions for growth Conditions_for_growth Should contain:
- Culture medium
- Atmospheric and light conditions
- Temperature conditions
Form of supply Form_of_supply Should contain:
- the form in which the strain will be sent to the customer.
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