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Micro-organism pillar

The Microorganism pillar of RARe consists of the CIRM (International Centre for Microbial Resources). CIRM is a Scientific Interest Group (GIS) created in 2004 by INRA around its collections of microorganisms (bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi). Its partners are grandes écoles (AgroParisTech and AgroCampus Ouest) and universities (Aix-Marseille, Angers, Tours).


Managed by INRA, CIRM consists of five BRCs, all ISO 9001 certified. These BRCs store more than 22,000 strains of plant-associated bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, food-borne bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi. The mission of CIRM is to :

- to manage and enhance its collections by making them accessible to the international scientific community and the sectors concerned,

- to provide a platform for exploring biodiversity for research and innovation purposes.

  ¦ Web portal CIRM

  • Bacteria of food interest (CIRM-BIA Rennes)
  • Pathogenic bacteria in animals and humans (CIRM-BP Tours)
  • Champignons filamenteux d'intérêt agro-industriel (CIRM-CF Marseille)
  • Filamentous mushrooms of agro-industrial interest (CIRM-CFBP Angers).
  • Yeasts of technological interest (CIRM-levures Jouy-en-Josas)