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The Ag Data Commons is migrating to a new institutional portal on Figshare. The current system is available for search and download only. The new platform is open for submission with assistance from Ag Data Commons curators. Please contact NAL-ADC-Curator@usda.gov, if you need to publish or update your datasets.

ARS Culture Collection

The ARS Culture Collection data portal is a data sharing platform for people working with microbial strains housed in the ARS Culture Collection (NRRL) (https://nrrl.ncaur.usda.gov/). The user community can access data already generated by other researchers on strains of interest and can contribute data generated on strains they requested from the collection. The vision of this initiative is to create a virtuous cycle of data sharing, in which the ARS Culture Collection provides microbial strains to the user community at no charge, and the user community in return deposits data generated on those strains to a publicly available database such as NCBI. This will continue to add value to strains in the collection and accelerate the speed of research through data access.

The ARS Culture Collection (NRRL) is one of the world’s largest publicly accessible microbial collections and is responsible for breakthroughs that have increased agricultural productivity, enabled people to live longer and healthier lives, and contributed to a $175 billion per year bioeconomy in the U.S. At the heart of NRRL’s impact is a collection of nearly 100,000 bacteria and fungi developed through more than 100 years of scientific discovery. The NRRL is a unique and irreplaceable scientific asset that annually provides over 4,000 microbial cultures to scientists in more than 40 countries. These cultures have contributed to scientific advances described in more than 68,000 publications and patents as listed on Google Scholar.

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ARS Culture Collection Datasets

1295 datasets

WGS sequencing, assembly, and annotation

National Center for Biotechnology Information
    TIGR sequenced the Aspergillus clavatus strain NRRL 1 genome at 11.4X coverage using whole genome shotgun (WGS) sequencing. Version 3 of the genome assembly consists of 231 contigs in 143 scaffolds.

    Marine strain that produces unusual pigments.

    National Center for Biotechnology Information
      Bacillus sp. NRRL B-14911 This marine strain was collected at a depth of 10 meters in the Gulf of Mexico. This organism has unusual carotenoid pigments, and its spores may contain enzymes actively involved in oxidation.

      WGS sequencing and assembly

      National Center for Biotechnology Information
        The Broad Institute sequenced the Lodderomyces elongisporus strain NRRL YB-4239 genome at 8.7X coverage using whole genome shotgun (WGS) sequencing.

        Kluyveromyces lactis NRRL Y-1140 RefSeq Genome

        National Center for Biotechnology Information
          The reference sequence (RefSeq) genome assembly is derived from the submitted GenBank assembly (see linked project PRJNA13835). Annotation on the RefSeq genomic records is propagated from the INSDC submission.

          Complete mitochondrial genome sequence

          National Center for Biotechnology Information
            The Genolevures Consortium sequenced most of the Saccharomyces servazzii strain CBS 4311 (aka NRRL Y-12661) mitochondrial genome during the course of the Genolevures random genomic sequencing project.

            Gibberella zeae

            National Center for Biotechnology Information
              The genetic map of Gibberella zeae lineage 7 was constructed using a cross between the type strain PH-1 (NRRL 31084) and a strain from Minnesota, 00-676 (NRRL 34097).