Cordyceps cultures

mycowrld mycowrld at
Thu Feb 5 12:53:03 EST 1998

Ville Tuomi wrote:
> Has anyone any information about where to get Cordyceps species? I'd
> need a starting culture of C. sinensis or C.militaris to do some
> research with.
> Thanks for help

I see that The Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms
( has C. militaris described as follows:

Species: Cordyceps militaris (Linneaus Fries) Link 


Strain number: IHEM 5792 
Other collections: CCRC 32219 ; ATCC 26848 
Original substrate: insect (Melanolophia imitata) 
Origin: Canada 
History: A. Funk 354 -> ATCC -> CCRC -> 1991, IHEM 
Preservation: MO, LY, LN 
Temp. requirement: 24 C 
Cond. for growth on solid media: medium YMA 
Application: Insect pathogen; liquid cultures in polyethylene bags (Res.
Notes 29 25, 1973); toxicity
(Entomophaga 22243-246, 1977; ibid., 21343-347, 1976); safety
evaluations (Appl. Entomol. Zool.
14217-220, 1979) 

For links to various collections try:

Jerry Haugen
The Mushroom Growers' Newsletter
P.O. Box 5065
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
MycoWrld at

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