1. Collection
Registered Number 1220
Acronym MSSRFCC
Full Name M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Culture Collection
Institution M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Prabavathy Ramalingam
Postal Address 3rd Cross Road, Taramani Institutional area,Chennai,Tamil Nadu,600 113
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) - 04422541229
Telephone 2 (91) -9840253789
E-mail 1 prabavathyvr@mssrf.res.in
E-mail 2 jegan.sekar@mssrf.res.in
Homepage https://www.mssrf.org 
3. Status of the collection
Status Non Governmental Organization
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Department of Biotechnology
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Prabavathy V.R.
E-Mail:prabavathyvr@mssrf.res.in
Curator Dr. Jegan Sekar  (Molecular Bacterial taxonomy )
E-mail:jegan.sekar@mssrf.res.in
Dr. Kathiravan Raju (polyphasic characterization)
E-mail:krsnakat@gmail.com
Dr. Ganga Vishwanth  (culture maintenance )
E-mail:ganga03on@gmail.com
Dr. Baskaran vishwanath  (anaerobic and aerobic bacterial characterization)
E-mail:baskaranvj@gmail.com
Dr. Vasanthabharathi Venkataraman (culture maintenance of bacteria and actinomycetes )
E-mail:vasanthabharathi@gmail.com
Mr. Purushothaman Duraisamy  (culture maintennance )
E-mail:mailpurushoth@gmail.com
Mr. Deepak Kumar Shaw  (mangrove bacterial characterization )
E-mail:deepakshaw@mssrf.res.in
Number of Staff Bacteriology (7)
Technician (2)
Total (9)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Fermentation
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Marine biology
Molecular biology
Plant pathology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
Subculturing(Bacteria and Fungi)
Control of the culture subculturing
morphological
Biochemical
sequencing
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
MTCC(NCMR)
DSMZ(JCM)
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 abroadMSSRFCC(India )
the collection abroadTNAU(India)
the collection abroadUNOM(India )
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadLMG(Belgium)
the collection abroadNRRL/ARS(USA)
the research institution abroadUSDA(USA)
the research institution abroadUEA(UK)
the research institution abroadICGEB(Italy )
the research institution abroadETH (Switzerland)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 20500 20000 50 20
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)
Bacteria
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Need help to publish
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria)
Distribution(Bacteria)
Identification(Bacteria)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Systematics
Identification
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2019-12-11
Date of Reply 2019-12-11