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National Collection of Yeast Cultures

The National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) is a yeast culture collection, established in 1951,[1] and working under the Budapest Treaty for the storage of over 4,000 yeast cultures.[2] Located at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England, since 1980. NCYC is part funded by the UK government but provides a commercial service to identify, store and supply yeast cultures. As well as the traditional baking and brewing yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, this culture collection also contains hundreds of non-pathogenic yeast species. The yeasts are kept frozen under liquid nitrogen or freeze-dried in glass ampoules. To ensure the collection's safety, it is also duplicated and stored off site. Yeasts have been stored and revived successfully decades later.[3]

National Collection of Yeast Cultures
National Collection of Yeast Cultures is located in Norfolk
National Collection of Yeast Cultures
National Collection of Yeast Cultures
Location within Norfolk
OS grid referenceTG183077
• London115 miles
Civil parish
  • Colney
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR4
Dialling code01603
PoliceNorfolk
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52°37′26″N 1°13′28″E / 52.623820°N 1.224523°E / 52.623820; 1.224523Coordinates: 52°37′26″N 1°13′28″E / 52.623820°N 1.224523°E / 52.623820; 1.224523

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TREATY/BUDAPEST/23: Budapest Treaty - Communication of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Relating to the Acquisition of the Status of International Depositary Authority by the National Collection of Yeast Cultures". www.wipo.int. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  2. ^ David Quain, The Brewer + Distiller International: 4, 47-50, (2008).
  3. ^ "Westerham Brewery News". www.westerhambrewery.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2010-02-09.

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