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CECT offers three types of deposit: public deposit, safe deposit and deposit for patent purposes under the regulations of the Budapest Treaty.

CECT accepts for deposit strains of archaea, bacteria, filamentous fungi, mycorrhizal fungi  and yeasts up to risk group 3 (**) in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 664/1997 of the 12 May 1997 and its subsequent amendments, which transpose the European directive 2000/54/EC. Before starting any procedure for the deposit of strains in the CECT, please read the guidelines detailed here:

- Guidelines for depositing strains in the CECT

- Guide for the shipment of strains to the CECT

- Packing instructions for strains