Fungi. The scientific names used for yeasts and filamentous fungi reflect the current taxonomic practices as presented in MycoBank and Index Fungorum databases, and as stated in the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (Melbourne Code) 2011. When both the anamorph and teleomorph names are known, the other name is indicated in the alternate state field. The anamorph and teleomorph names are cross-referenced in strain searches.

Bacteria. The scientific names of bacteria are in accordance with the presently accepted nomenclature in bacteriology as presented in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) and in the List of prokaryotic names with standing in nomenclature. The names given in the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names are indicated by AL (names on 1st January 1980) and those validly published thereafter are indicated by VP. Other names are invalid and if used they are indicated by "invalid name".


The risk group classification is based on the European Union Directive 2000/54/EC and the National Statute STM 921/2010 with its updated list 921 in the appendix.


The unique VTT microbial strains have been identified by phenotypic, chemotaxonomic, and/or genotypic methods. When genotypic identification has been done, it is marked in the information field. In cases where the sequence similarity is lower than 99 %, but clearly indicates a certain species, or the phenotypic and/or chemotaxonomic data does not agree with the sequencing result (atypical member of the species or a member of a new species), "closest" is added before the species name.

The identification of the strains received from other culture collections are usually accepted as such.