Czeum Project

Collection of Zoosporic Eufungi at the University of Michigan (CZEUM)

The CZEUM collection was initially established in 2018 to safeguard the extensive “chytrid” collection of Dr. Joyce E. Longcore (U. Maine). This invaluable collection is the largest of its kind and spans the diversity of the fungal phylum Chytridiomycota, with strong representation of strains of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. The goal of the CZEUM is to support the community of researchers working on or utilizing chytrid fungi. The collection also includes strains of the Tim James Mycology Lab at U. Michigan and intends to add strains to increase the diversity and utility of the collection. Strains are available to academic institutions at a low cost (search the database and use Action menu to order). CZEUM is managed by the MICH Herbarium and directed by Tim James, Curator of Fungi.
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