Culture Collections


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  • BKM

    All-Union Collection of Microorganisms, Moscow, Russia

  • BME

    Basal Medium Eagle

  • BPE

    Collection of the late Dr B P Eddy, Low Temperature Research Station, Cambridge UK

  • BR

    Dr B Rowe, Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens, London UK

  • BRL

    Beecham Research Laboratory, Betchworth UK

  • BSA

    Bovine Serum Albumin

  • BSE

    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

  • BSS

    Balanced Salt Solution


    Biologicky Ustav, Ceskoslovenska Akademie Ved, Institute of Biology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia

  • Budapest Treaty

    A European-wide treaty/agreement of terms by which patents can be legally recognised under European law. This was put in place to combat the variation in patent regulations between so many different countries in Europe. ECACC is a recognised depository for patents under the Budapest Treaty.

  • BUdr

    Bromo-deoxy Uridine

  • BVDV

    Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus

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