Welcome to the Microbial Culture Collections of the
South Caucasus Countries (MCC SCC)



MCC-SCC is the network of research and service collections in the countries of the South Caucasus region. The collections maintain over 3,000 laboratory and industrial cultures of microorganisms, including many type and reference strains. Most of the species maintained by MCC-SCC have been included in the World Directory of Collections of Cultures of Microorganisms of the World Data Centre.

MCC-SCC offers services, such as supply of cultures upon request and deposition of cultures, while maintaining an extensive research portfolio related to microbial strain preservation and maintenance and beyond.

MCC-SCC comprises of leading microbiology research institutions of the South Caucasus region::
- Microbial Depository Centre of the Centre of Microbiology and Microbial Depository of the National
  Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.
- Institute of Microbiology of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and
- Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia