More About Yeast and the Collection

Learn more about yeast, the Phaff collection, and biological collections in general at the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection YouTube channel.

What are the parts inside a yeast cell, and what do they do?

Click here to download a drawing of a yeast cell, showing what the organelles do.

How can I learn more about the Phaff collection?

Because the collection includes pathogens, and the lab has hazardous chemicals, we rarely give tours of the laboratory. In the future, we plan to produce video tours of the collection. Watch this space! In the meantime, you can learn more about the collection at our outreach events such as:

What is happening at the Phaff Collection?

You can learn more about the Phaff collection from our past annual newsletters. Click the links at right to read more.

How can I learn more about microbial culture collections?

Here’s links to some useful resources:

Over 800 microbial culture collections have registered in the World Federation for Culture Collections 

Over 100 microbial collections have combined their strain catalogs into one giant catalog, the Global Catalog for Microorganisms 

The US Culture Collection Network is a resource for US microbial culture collections 

The USCCN Blog includes posts about microbial culture collections