Fungi. The scientific names used for yeasts and filamentous fungi reflect
current taxonomic practice as presented in fungal databases
When both the anamorph and teleomorph names are available the strains are catalogued according to their
teleomorph names. In some cases when a strain has been well known before by its anamorph or synonym name,
those names may be used with the appropriate cross-references.
Bacteria. The scientific names of bacteria are in accordance with the presently
accepted nomenclature in bacteriology as presented in the list of Bacterial Nomenclature updated by DSMZ after
each new issue of the IJSEM
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 on the German
classification (TRBA 460 for fungi and TRBA 466 for bacteria,
http://www.baua.de), which for bacteria
is also presented in the list of Bacterial Nomenclature (http://www.dsmz.de/microorganisms/).
The unique VTT microbial strains have been identified by phenotypic, chemotaxonomic, and/or genotypic methods.
When only genotypic identification has been done, it is marked in the information field. In cases in which 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 (untypical member of the species or a member of
a new species), "closest" is added before the species name.
The identifications of the strains received from other culture collections are usually accepted as such.