1. Collection
Registered Number 39
Acronym MCC-UPLB
Full Name Microbial Culture Collection
Institution Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Banos
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Priscilla C. Sanchez
Postal Address UP Los Banos,College,Laguna,4031
Country Philippines
Telephone 1 (63) 49-5362312
Telephone 2 (63) 49-5362864
Fax 1 (63) 49-5362312
Fax 2 (63) 49-5363669
E-mail 1 psanchez@laguna.net
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of the Philippines General Fund
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Priscilla C. Sanchez
Curator Assoc. Prof. Priscilla C. Sanchez (Yeasts and Bacteria)
Assoc. Prof. Tricita H. Quimio (Fungi)
Assoc. Prof. Lourdes M. Tapay (Fungi)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Mycology (2)
Assistants (1)
Total (4)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Marine biology
Food science
General microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria, yeasts)
Subculturing(yeasts, molds, algae)
Control of the culture viability and purity tests
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
From the collections in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 301 249
Fungi 169 169
Yeasts 145 145
Algae 235 235
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 \N
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Planning to publish the first edition in 2000
Need help to publish
10. Services
Services Distribution(Bacteria, Molds, Yeasts)
Identification(bacteria yeasts molds algae)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Consulation about Preservation
microbial application in food processing and in industries
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1984-06-20
Date of Reply 2000-04-03
12. Strains