Environmental Microbiology 2  (5), 578-579
1999 Blackwell Science Ltd
Synergy
Bioluminescence and microorganisms
Web alert
An annotated selection of World Wide Web sites relevant to the topics in Environmental Microbiology


Luminescent bacteria

The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.farmacja.amg.gda.pl/~microbio/bakterie_sw/index_en.html

This site describes luminescent bacteria, their natural environments, conditions of cultivation and links to other sites.


The Bioluminescence Webpage

Luminescent bacteria  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://lifesci.ucsb.edu/~biolum/

This comprehensive site describes bioluminescent organisms broadly, covering many organisms in addition to prokaryotes. It has excellent descriptions of the reactions and many photographs.


Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

http://personalweb.sierra.net/%7Esmb/Xenorhabdus.htm

This website describes terrestrial luminescent bacteria that participate in a symbiosis with insects.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

http://siobiolum.ucsd.edu/Biolum_intro.html

This site is focused on marine luminescent microorganisms such as dinoflagellates. It includes definitions, a reading list, and links to other sites.


Bioluminescence lecture notes

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

http://www.science.siu.edu/microbiology/micr460/460%20Pages/460.biolum.html

This site is part of Microbiology 460 from the Department of Microbiology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. It is focused largely on the molecular genetics underlying bacterial luminescence.


Bioluminescence

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/~www/bio311/projects/ronney/biochem.shtml

This personal website offers some brief definitions, references on bioluminescence and some interesting photographs.


Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.disknet.com/indiana_biolab/b203.htm

This site describes simple protocols for the isolation of luminescent bacteria from squid or ocean fish.

Lawrence P. Wackett

Professor and Head, Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA


Addendum

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

The Web Alert on Microbial Culture Collections featured in Volume 2, issue 1, is very helpful. Some additional web sites of other culture collections listed below may also be of interest to readers of Environmental Microbiology.


The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.ukncc.co.uk/

The UKNCC co-ordinates the activities, marketing and research of the UK national service collections. Services include strain deposits, including patent deposits, preservation, identification, molecular and physiological characterization, testing and training courses.

UKNCC members are:


CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.cabi.org

CABI accesses filamentous fungi and yeasts, plant pathogenic bacteria, nematodes and biocontrol agents belonging to these groups, holding a collection in excess of 21 000 strains.


Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.ife.ac.uk/ccap/

CCAP (freshwater) maintains microalgae, including cyanobacteria, small thalloid red algae and free-living non-pathogenic protozoa.


Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.nerc-oban.ac.uk/dml/

CCAP (marine algae) maintains upwards of 2000 strains, including marine and brackish water algae, axenic strains, seaweeds, marine diatoms and toxic dinoflagellates.


European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.ecacc.org/

ECACC accepts deposits of animal and other cell lines, hybridomas, HLA-defined human B-lymphoblastoid cell lines and DNA probes.


National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.ncimb.co.uk/

NCIMB has extensive collections of type strains and novel bacteria of industrial and environmental significance, including those of relevance to the food sector.


National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.phls.co.uk/services/nctc/index.htm

NCPF accesses dermatophytes, filamentous fungi, yeasts, dimorphic fungi and aerobic actinomycetes of medical importance.


National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.camr.org.uk/frame.htm

NCPV was established in 1999 to provide an archive of well-characterized, authenticated human viral pathogens.


National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.csl.gov.uk/

NCPPB maintains cultures of the world's bacterial plant pathogens for use by research, educational establishments and by industry.


National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.phls.co.uk/services/nctc/index.htm

NCTC collects, preserves and supplies authentic cultures of bacteria and mycoplasmas that are pathogenic to man or other animals.


The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) 

Http://www.cabi.org

NCWRF collects wood-destroying fungi, now housed at CABI Bioscience UK Centre.


National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)

Luminescent bacteria  The Bioluminescence Webpage  Bacteria that glow in the dark Xenorhabdus luminescens  Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Bioluminescence  Bioluminescence lecture notes  Bioluminescence  Isolation of Vibrio phosphoreum  Addendum  The United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)  CABI BIOSCIENCE UK Centre  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (freshwater)  Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) (marine algae)  European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)  National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB Ltd)  National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)  National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)  National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)  National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)  The National Collection of Wood-Rotting Macro-Fungi (NCWRF) 



Http://www.ifrn.bbsrc.ac.uk/ncyc/

NCYC collects yeasts associated with food materials or with particular relevance to food production, food spoilage, brewing and fundamental scientific research.

J. I. Prosser

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Aberdeen, Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK. E-mail j.prosser@abdn.ac.uk









 

 

 

 

 


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