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Culture Collections Information Worldwide is a database management system for culture collections in the world. It includes CCINFO and STRAIN. CCINFO is a world directory of all registered culture collections. The database STRAIN includes list of holdings from registered culture collections.
Global Catalogue of Microorganisms:
WFCC Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM) is expected to be a robust, reliable and user-friendly system to help culture collections to manage, disseminate and share the information related to their holdings. It also provides a uniform interface for the scientific and industrial communities to access the comprehensive microbial resource information.
Analyzer of Bio-resource Citations:
Analyzer of Bio-resource Citations(ABC) is a platform that could support the researchers on checking the citations among papers, sequences and microbial resources, and evaluating the contribution of each cultural collection. According to the statistics prepared in 2010 by WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Center for Microorganisms, there are about six hundred culture collections in nearly seventy countries registered in WDCM. Behind this platform there is a full-text file system with a bio-resource term indexing and mining engine. Which automatically explore the citation information from papers and sequences. ABC also provide an interface for users to access the full-text (in flash format to protect the copyright of papers), and to check the citation information automatically extracted by mining engine. Another function researchers can make use of is the statistics result generated by the statistics module, which accurately demonstrate the state of bio-resources citations (automatically result or curated result).
WDCM Reference Strain Catalogue:
This catalogue was produced to enable broader and easier access to the reference strains listed by the ISO TC 34 SC 9 Joint Working Group 5 and by the Working Party on Culture Media of the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH-WPCM) in their publication Handbook of Culture Media for Food and Water Microbiology. It fulfills a need expressed by these bodies for a unique system of identifiers for strains recommended for use in quality assurance.
Statistics on Patent Microorganisms:
These statistics are based on information requested by WIPO from International Depositary Authorities in annual surveys.

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