Two international trainings on the in vitro culture of AM fungi are offered by the CESAMM/GINCO teams.

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GINCO, Glomeromycota IN vitro COllection, is the first international culture collection of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) based exclusively on in vitro produced material.

Officially inaugurated in April 2001, GINCO traces its origin in the close international scientific collaboration between Prof. Stéphane Declerck from the Mycothèque de l'Université catholique de Louvain (BCCM™/MUCL, Belgium) and Dr Yolande Dalpé from the Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre (ECORC, Canada), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in charge of the Canadian Collection of Fungal Cultures (CCFC, Canada). This collection is supported by research teams having a huge know-how in isolation, cultivation, propagation and conservation of in vitro produced AMF.

Although developed at two locations, GINCO (GINCO-BEL & GINCO-CAN) is "ONE" unique transcontinental collection that offers the same services.