Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Check out what’s tucked away in our national microorganism collection

The International Collection of Microorganisms from Plants (ICMP) is a collection of living bacteria and fungi.  Over 21,000 bacteria and fungi are stored at our Auckland site in Liquid Nitrogen (that’s at a temperature of minus 196oC!).  Come inside one of our labs and view some of these living cultures, how they are stored and what we do.

Join Bevan Weir as he will showcase the diverse range of cultures we have and teach you how these microorganisms have impacted plant life around New Zealand and the world. You will also see the importance of maintaining a collection like this and its importance in supporting New Zealand’s biosecurity system.

10:30 am - 11:00 am, 19TH SEP 2019