1. Collection
Registered Number 1208
Acronym MCCEPU
Full Name Microbial Culture Collection in Enzymology and Protein Chemistry Unit, Department of Biochemistry
Institution University of Nigeria, Nsukka
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Tobechukwu Christian Ezike
Postal Address Department of Biochemistry, University of Nigeria,,Nsukka,Enugu State,4001
Country Nigeria
Telephone 1 (234) - 8060910566
E-mail 1 tobechukwu.ezike@unn.edu.ng
3. Status of the collection
Status Private
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Prof. F.C. Chilaka
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Arinze Linus Ezugwu
Curator Dr. Tobechukwu Christian Ezike (Biochemistry)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
General microbiology
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Fungi and Bacteria)
Control of the culture Microscopic Examination
Morphological Characteristics
Biochemical tests
Molecular tests
Deposit to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 2 2
Fungi 15 15
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 academic culture collection within the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
exchange with other cultures collections or scientific institutions within Nigeria
fee for variable- depending on strain
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish your own catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Fungi and Bacteria)
Storage service(Fungi and Bacteria)
Identification(Fungi and Bacteri)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Genetic engineering
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2019-06-04
Date of Reply 2020-02-12