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About us

For the first time, a Moroccan focal point is created where microbiological material is preserved and related information and data are compiled. It is responsible for the distribution to interested academic and industrial workers.

The CCMM are hosted by the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST). The setting up of the CCMM in Morocco has taken place in collaboration with the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms (BCCM) consortium which is financed and coordinated by Belgian Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs.
The CCMM take into account the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD, Rio de Janeiro, June 5th 1992). The CBD aims to provide for « the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources » (CBD article 1). At present, 168 countries, including Belgium and Morocco, have signed this convention.

The main goal of the CCMM is to create a national tool for promoting scientific interest and investigations in microbial biodiversity within the Moroccan Academic and Bio-Industrial Communities.

The present research activities of the CCMM are financed mainly by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the National Centre for Scientific Research and Technical Research(CNRST).

The CCMM collections compile more than 3000 microorganisms including bacteria, yeasts and fungi. For its second edition of the catalogue, the CCMM published 1582 well characterized and documented strains (bacteria, yeasts and fungi) of Moroccan origin.