OCT 9, 2017

CCM 5576 was deleted from the entry of Listeria monocytogenes serovar 1 WDCM 00020


SEP 14, 2017

6 NCTC strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00069 Geobacillus stearothermophilus NCTC 13791
WDCM 00078 Citrobacter freundii NCTC 13790
WDCM 00096 Klebsiella oxytoca NCTC 13775
WDCM 00101 Lactobacillus rhamonosus NCTC 13764
WDCM 00130 Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 13758
WDCM 00210 Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 13763

JUL 31, 2017

Version 28.1 of "REFERENCE STRAIN CATALOGUE PERTAINING TO ORGANISMS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING CULTURE MEDIA"

WDCM Reference Strains: 194
Species: 126
Culture Collections: 50
ISO and other standards: 65
Culture media: 98

JUL 25, 2017

32 NBIMCC strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00001 Bacillus cereus NBIMCC 1085
WDCM 00002 Bacillus coagulans NBIMCC 1511
WDCM 00003 Bacillus subtilis subsp.spizizenii NBIMCC 1709
WDCM 00009 Enterococcus faecalis NBIMCC 3360
WDCM 00012 Escherichia coli NBIMCC 3397
WDCM 00013 Escherichia coli NBIMCC 3702
WDCM 00016 Lactococcus lactis subsp.lactis NBIMCC 4000
WDCM 00024 Pseudomonas aeruginosa NBIMCC 3732
WDCM 00025 Pseudomonas aeruginosa NBIMCC 3700
WDCM 00026 Psedomonas aeruginosa NBIMCC 1390
WDCM 00029 Salmonella enterica serovar Abony NBIMCC 2333
WDCM 00031 Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium NBIMCC 3669
WDCM 00032 Staphylococcus aureus subsp.aureus NBIMCC 3359
WDCM 00033 Staphylococcus aureus subsp.aureus NBIMCC 509
WDCM 00034 Staphylococcus aureus subsp.aureus NBIMCC 3703
WDCM 00035 Staphylococcus aureus NBIMCC 3081
WDCM 00037 Vibrio parahaemolyticus NBIMCC 8743
WDCM 00038 Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1 serotype 0:8 NBIMCC 8739
WDCM 00039 Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 4 serotype O:3 NBIMCC 8791
WDCM 00087 Enterococcus faecalis NBIMCC 3915
WDCM 00090 Escherichia coli NBIMCC 3398
WDCM 00097 Klebsiella pneumoniae NBIMCC 3670
WDCM 00099 Lactobacillus brevis NBIMCC 3448
WDCM 00101 Lactobacillus rhamnosus NBIMCC 1010
WDCM 00104 Lactobacillus plantarum NBIMCC 3447
WDCM 00111 Micrococcus luteus NBIMCC 1439
WDCM 00131 Staphylococcus aureus NBIMCC 3999
WDCM 00134 Streptococcus thermophilus NBIMCC 3916
WDCM 00159 Staphylococcus saprophyticus subsp.saprophyticus NBIMCC 3348
WDCM 00053 Aspergillus brasiliensis NBIMCC 3564
WDCM 00054 Candida albicans NBIMCC 74
WDCM 00058 Saccharomyces cerevisiae NBIMCC 541

JUN 20, 2017

WDCM 00171, 00172 and 00173 were deleted from Refstrain Database, because of not conforming to SOP for the World Data Centre for Microorganisms Reference Strain Catalogue. The 3 strains were found deposited in only one WFCC Affiliate culture collection, and also not required by any accepted standards or Handbook of Culture Media for Food and Water Microbiology.


JUN 20, 2017

The official version of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the World Data Centre for Microorganisms Reference Strain Catalogue (1st editon) was released online. Please pay attention to the modifications in the application procedure and related rules.


DEC 22, 2016

The 28th version of "REFERENCE STRAIN CATALOGUE PERTAINING TO ORGANISMS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING CULTURE MEDIA"

WDCM Reference Strains 194
Species : 126
Culture Collections : 49
ISO and other standards : 65
Culture media : 98

DEC 16, 2016

3 standard ID numbers were changed due to the update and revision of related ISO standards

ISO/TS 11133-2 was replaced by ISO 11133
ISO 11866-3 was replaced by ISO 11866-2
ISO 6340 was replaced by ISO 19250

DEC 9, 2016

ATCC™ 9936 was deleted from the entry of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis WDCM 00016


Oct 13, 2016

5 CICC strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00013 Escherichia coli CICC 10305
WDCM 00014 Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 (non-toxigenic) CICC 10907
WDCM 00032 Staphylococcus aureus CICC 10306
WDCM 00053 Aspergillus brasiliensis CICC 2463
WDCM 00101 Lactobacillus rhamnosus CICC 6224

AUG 8, 2016

15 CECT strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00195 Staphylococcus aureus CECT 240
WDCM 00204 Campylobacter lari CECT 8907
WDCM 00205 Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 CECT8734
WDCM 00207 Pseudomonas aeruginosa CECT 8735
WDCM 00214 Cronobacter sakazakii CECT 858
WDCM 00215 Yersinia enterocolitica CECT 754
WDCM 00217 Yersinia intermedia CECT 4317
WDCM 00185 Vibrio parahaemolyticus CECT 9114
WDCM 00186 Vibrio furnissi CECT 9113
WDCM 00187 Vibrio vulnificus CECT 9109
WDCM 00213 Cronobacter muytjensii CECT 9143
WDCM 00216 Yersinia enterocolitica CECT 9144
WDCM 00202 Escherichia coli CECT 9153
WDCM 00210 Enterococcus faecalis CECT 9151
WDCM 00212 Staphylococcus aureus CECT 9152

JUN 21, 2016

4 CGMCC strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00009 Enterococcus faecalis CGMCC 1.2135
WDCM 00012 Escherichia coli CGMCC 1.2463
WDCM 00026 Pseudomonas aeruginosa CGMCC 1.2421
WDCM 00036 Staphylococcus epidermidis CGMCC 1.4260

JUN 20, 2016

27 CGMCC strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00062 Aeromonas caviae CGMCC 1.196
WDCM 00063 Aeromonas hydrophila CGMCC 1.2017
WDCM 00002 Bacillus coagulans CGMCC 1.2009
WDCM 00068 Bacillus licheniformis CGMCC 1.3649
WDCM 00003 Bacillus subtilis subsp. Spizizenii CGMCC 1.2428
WDCM 00008 Clostridium sporogenes CGMCC 1.2417
WDCM 00177 Enterococcus faecium CGMCC 1.2025
WDCM 00013 Escherichia coli CGMCC 1.2385
WDCM 00069 Geobacillus stearothermophilus CGMCC 1.3381
WDCM 00095 Hafnia alvei CGMCC 1.2026
WDCM 00098 Lactobacillus acidophilus CGMCC 1.1878
WDCM 00102 Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus CGMCC 1.6970
WDCM 00104 Lactobacillus plantarum CGMCC 1.2437
WDCM 00101 Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC 1.2466
WDCM 00016 Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis CGMCC 1.1936
WDCM 00017 Listeria innocua CGMCC 1.7730
WDCM 00111 Micrococcus luteus CGMCC 1.1848
WDCM 00170 Pantoea agglomerans CGMCC 1.2244
WDCM 00022 Pediococcus damnosus CGMCC 1.2692
WDCM 00025 Pseudomonas aeruginosa CGMCC 1.2387
WDCM 00031 Salmonella enterica CGMCC 1.1859
WDCM 00034 Staphylococcus aureus CGMCC 1.2386
WDCM 00137 Vibrio fluvialis CGMCC 1.1608
WDCM 00032 Staphylococcus aureus CGMCC 1.2465
WDCM 00033 Staphylococcus aureus CGMCC 1.2910
WDCM 00037 Vibrio parahaemolyticus CGMCC 1.1997

JUN 8, 2016

Version 27.1 of "REFERENCE STRAIN CATALOGUE PERTAINING TO ORGANISMS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING CULTURE MEDIA"

WDCM Reference Strains: 194
Species: 126
Culture Collections: 47
ISO and other standards: 65
Culture media: 98

May 4, 2016

The species name of WDCM 00206 was changed to Klebsiella variicola.


MAR 3, 2016

The 27th version of "REFERENCE STRAIN CATALOGUE PERTAINING TO ORGANISMS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING CULTURE MEDIA"

WDCM Reference Strains: 194
Species: 126
Culture Collections: 47
ISO and other standards: 65
Culture media: 98

MAR 2, 2016

WDCM 00123 were deleted from Refstrain Database because it is invalidity in any relevant standard and culture media


JAN 6, 2016

Added culture media to WDCM strains according to Handbook of Culture Media for Food and Water Microbiology in webpage


JAN 5, 2016

12 NCTC strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00027 Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCTC 13646
WDCM 00089 Enterococcus hirae NCTC 12367
WDCM 00100 Lactobacillus casei NCTC 13641
WDCM 00151 Bacillus cereus NCTC 13637
WDCM 00004 Campylobacter coli NCTC 13638
WDCM 00180 Legionella pneumophila NCTC 11233
WDCM 00020 Listeria monocytogenes serovar 1 NCTC 13627
WDCM 00088 Enterococcus faecium NCTC 13640
WDCM 00015 Lactobacillus sakei subsp. sakei NCTC 13636
WDCM 00103 Lactobacillus gasseri NCTC 13643
WDCM 00125 Shigella flexneri NCTC 13631
WDCM 00104 Lactobacillus plantarum NCTC 13644

JAN 5, 2016

NCTC 6459 were deleted from Refstrain Database


Nov 31, 2015

6 NCTC strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00006 Citrobacter freundii NCTC 13639
WDCM 00175 Enterobacter aerogenes NCTC 10006
WDCM 00158 Pediococcus pentosaceus NCTC 12956
WDCM 00030 Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis NCTC 12694
WDCM 00159 Staphylococcus saprophyticus NCTC 7292
WDCM 00026 Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCTC 12924

Nov 24, 2015

16 NCTC strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00062 Aeromonas caviae NCTC 12244
WDCM 00005 Campylobacter jejuni subsp. Jejuni NCTC 13367
WDCM 00196 Escherichia coli NCTC 12923
WDCM 00155 Escherichia coli NCTC 9001
WDCM 00154 Enterococcus faecium NCTC 13633
WDCM 00152 Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 13379
WDCM 00153 Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 13632
WDCM 00192 Klebsiella pneumoniae NCTC 13635
WDCM 00102 Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus NCTC 12712
WDCM 00126 Shigella flexneri NCTC 12698
WDCM 00134 Streptococcus thermophilus NCTC 12958
WDCM 00193 Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 10788
WDCM 00195 Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 7447
WDCM 00211 Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 13373
WDCM 00139 Vibrio vulnificus NCTC 13647
WDCM 00039 Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 4 serotype O:3 NCTC 13629

Nov 24, 2015

4 ATCC™ strains were deleted from Refstrain Database

ATCC™ 9634
ATCC™ 19408
ATCC™ 25928
ATCC™ 25729

May 5, 2015

3 WDCM reference strains were added. (Related to project ISO 10273)

WDCM 00215 Yersinia enterocolitica ATCC™ 700823; NCTC 11174
WDCM 00216 Yersinia enterocolitica CIP 106945; DSM 13030
WDCM 00217 Yersinia intermedia ATCC™ 29909; NCTC 11469

Mar 3, 2015

3 WDCM reference strains were added. (Related to ISO 16782)

WDCM 00210 Enterococcus faecalis ATCC™ 33186; CIP 100750
WDCM 00211 Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus ATCC™ 43300; CECT 5190; DSM 13661
WDCM 00212 Staphylococcus aureus DSM 27146; NCTC 12493

Sep 12, 2014

"Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the WDCM Reference Strain Catalogue" was made a new correction and we have presented the new SOP online.


Sep 4, 2014

2 WDCM reference strains were added. (Related to ISO 22964)

WDCM 00213 Cronobacter muytjensii ATCC™ 51329; DSM 21870
WDCM 00214 Cronobacter sakazakii ATCC™ 29544; DSM 4485; NCTC 11467

Jul 1, 2013

Draft "Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the WDCM Reference Strain Catalogue" is online.


May 28, 2013

2 WDCM reference strains were added. (Related to ISO 11133)

WDCM 00206 Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC™ 31488
WDCM 00207 Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCTC 12951

May 8, 2013

The 26nd version of "REFERENCE STRAIN CATALOGUE PERTAINING TO ORGANISMS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING CULTURE MEDIA"

WDCM Reference Strains: 185
Species: 123
Culture Collections: 46
ISO and other standards: 59

May 23, 2012

4 NCTC strains were added to Refstrain database.

WDCM 00003 Bacillus subtilis subsp. spizizenii NCTC 10400
WDCM 00025 Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCTC 12903
WDCM 00053 Aspergillus brasiliensis NCPF 2275
WDCM 00082 Enterobacter cloacae NCTC 13380

Dec 13,2011

3 CCM strains were added to Refstrain database.

WDCM 00178 Enterococcus faecium CCM 7800
WDCM 00179 Escherichia coli CCM 7801
WDCM 00121 S. Typhimurium CCM 7933

Feb 16, 2011

36 CIP strains were updated in Refstrain Database

WDCM 00102 Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus CIP 101027
WDCM 00134 Streptococcus thermophilus CIP 102303
WDCM 00105 Weissella viridescens CIP 102810
WDCM 00009 Enterococcus faecalis CIP 103015
WDCM 00023 Proteus mirabilis CIP 103181
WDCM 00007 Clostridium perfringens CIP 103409
WDCM 00006 Citrobacter freundii CIP 103547
WDCM 00156 Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni CIP 103778
WDCM 00114 Pseudomonas aeruginosa CIP 103837
WDCM 00180 Legionellla pneumophila CIP 103858
WDCM 00066 Arcobacter cryaerophilus CIP 104014
WDCM 00152 Enterococcus faecalis CIP 104676
WDCM 00069 Geobacillus stearothermophilus CIP 105453
WDCM 00177 Enterococcus faecium CIP 106742
WDCM 00073 Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni CIP 107370
WDCM 00096 Klebsiella oxytoca CIP 110043
WDCM 00130 Staphylococcus aureus CIP 110044
WDCM 00088 Enterococcus faecium CIP 110050
WDCM 00108 Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides CIP 110051
WDCM 00076 Carnobacterium maltaromaticum CIP 110052
WDCM 00078 Citrobacter freundii CIP 110053
WDCM 00153 Enterococcus faecalis CIP 110054
WDCM 00154 Enterococcus faecium CIP 110055
WDCM 00079 Clostridium bifermentans CIP 110068
WDCM 00124 Salmonella Virchow CIP 110069
WDCM 00003 Bacillus subtilis subsp. spizizenii CIP 52.62
WDCM 00121 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica CIP 58.58
WDCM 00021 Listeria monocytogenes serovar 4b CIP 59.53
WDCM 00175 Enterobacter aerogenes CIP 60.86
WDCM 00001 Bacillus cereus CIP 64.52
WDCM 00139 Vibrio vulnificus CIP 75.4
WDCM 00159 Staphylococcus saprophyticus subsp. saprophyticus CIP 76.125
WDCM 00098 Lactobacillus acidophilus CIP 76.13
WDCM 00020 Listeria monocytogenes serovar 1 CIP 78.3
WDCM 00132 Staphylococcus epidermidis CIP 81.55
WDCM 00030 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica CIP 82.9

Nov 29, 2010

The 22nd version of "REFERENCE STRAIN CATALOGUE PERTAINING TO ORGANISMS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING CULTURE MEDIA"

WDCM Reference Strains: 170
Species: 114
Culture Collections: 43
ISO and other standards: 55

WDCM Strain Difference between version 22 and version 19

  • Mucor racemosus WDCM 00181 ATCC™ 42647
  • Wallemia sebi WDCM 00182 ATCC™ 42694
  • Aspergillus restrictus WDCM 00183 ATCC™ 42693
  • Eurotium rubrum WDCM 00184 ATCC™ 42690
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus WDCM 00185 NCTC 10885
  • Vibrio furnissi WDCM 00186 NCTC 11218
  • Vibrio vulnificus WDCM 00187 ATCC™ 29307

Sep 6, 2010

The 19th version of "REFERENCE STRAIN CATALOGUE PERTAINING TO ORGANISMS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING CULTURE MEDIA"

WDCM Reference Strains: 163
Species: 109
Culture Collections: 43
ISO and other standards: 55

Mar 29, 2010

"REFERENCE STRAIN CATALOGUE PERTAINING TO ORGANISMS FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING CULTURE MEDIA" was made on-line by WFCC World Data Center when the Center that was maintained by National Institute of Genetics, Japan