1. Collection
Registered Number 1058
Acronym BAB
Full Name Bank A Bug
Institution Gujarat Biodiversity Gene Bank,
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Snehal Bagatharia
Postal Address 9/11, Udhyog Bhavan, Sector-11,,Gandhinagar,Gujarat,382011
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) - 7923252165
E-mail 1 ssabtm@gujarat.gov.in
E-mail 2 snehalbagatharia@hotmail.com
Homepage www.biogene.in 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Snehal Bagatharia
Curator Dr. Madhavi Joshi (Microbiology, Microbial Genomics, Metagenomics, Proteomics,)
Dr. Poonam Bhargava (Microbial genomics, Proteomics)
Mrs. Aanal Pandit (Microbiol genomics, Metagenomics)
Ms. Falguni Jasmani (Microbiology)
Ms. Hemal Ram (Microbiology)
Ms. Navodita Nagar (Microbiology)
Ms. Meghna Bhatt (Microbiology)
Ms. Ishita Joshi (Microbiology)
Number of Staff Assistants (4)
Computer specialist (4)
Total (8)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Fungus)
Subculturing(Bacteria, Fungus, Archaea)
Control of the culture 16S rRNA gene based
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 4696 0
Fungi 1764 0
Archaea 47 47
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Colloberators of Gujarat Microbial Diversity Exploration Program
fee for Academic institutions INR 500/- bacteria and INR 600/- fungus
fee for Industries INR 2000/- bacteria INR 3000/- fungus
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://biogene.in/Biogene/BAB_catalogue.pdf
Number of holdings published in catalogue 1282
10. Services
Services Storage service(bacteria, fungi, archaea)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungus, Archaea)
Identification(Bacteria, Fungus, Archaea)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2014-02-09
Date of Reply 2017-10-08