Welcome to CICG
Dear colleagues, it is a pleasure to introduce the International Culture Collection of Glomeromycota (CICG), housed in the Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), and having as co-executing Institution the Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC – CAV – Lages),and funded by the Fundação de Apoio a Pesquisa Científica e Inovação do Estado de Santa Catarina (FAPESC) and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). A culture collection to shelter single cultures of AMF, today mostly maintained in small work collections in brazilian Institutions, has been a longstanding desire of the mycorrhizologist community from Brazil. Thus, CICG aims to become a reference center for researchers who may use the resources available to deposit single cultures already existing in various Institutions, to subsidize research that require AMF species identification, and training of human resources in systematic and culture of AMF. The development and continuation of this collection depend on the use and interactions that researchers and colleagues will make of the CICG.