Address: Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of Russian
Academy of Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, Akademgorodok, 660036, Krasnoyarsk,
Curator of collection
Tel. (3912) 49-45-27
Web site: http://www.ibp.ru/ccibso
The collection includes about 700 strains of diverse marine aerobic luminous
bacteria (free-living and associate, including symbiotic) belonging to 4 species:
Photobacterium phosphoreum, P.leiognathi, Vibrio harveyi and V. fischeri. The
luminous bacteria of the Collection were isolated in various regions of the
Indian, the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, of the Black, Mediterranean and
other seas, from tropical to polar latitudes and from the surface layers to
the depth of several thousand meters. Luminous bacteria are a convenient object
to be used in solving general biological problems, genetic and genetic-engineering
researchs. They are perspective objects for biotechnology. Luminous bacteria
are used to design the bioluminescent biotest on basis of lyophilized bacteria
for measurements of the integral biological toxicity of different substances.
Contract services in identification, preservation; information offered;
The catalogue of luminous bacteria of the Institute of Biophysics was published
in 1997 in "Nauka" Publishing House in English and in Russian.
The catalogue is available on magnetic carriers as MS-DOS format for personal
The electronic English version of "The IBSO Catalogue of Luminous Bacteria
Cultures" is available at the MSDN international network server (see also
WDCM WFCC), VKM-site, and IBP-site.