1. Collection
Registered Number 652
Acronym UCCM
Full Name University of Calabar Collection of Microorganisms
Institution University of Calabar
2. Correspondent
Dr. Maurice Ekpenyong
Postal Address Eta Agbo Road,Calabar,Cross River,540
Country Nigeria
Telephone 1 +234-70-38218972
E-mail 1 maurygg2002@unical.edu.ng
E-mail 2 maurygg2002@yahoo.com
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Department of Microbiology, University of Calabar.
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Sylvester Peter Antai
Curator Dr. Atim David Asitok (Bacteriology)
Dr. Maurice Ekpenyong (Mycology)
Mrs. Anita Prakash Rao (Bacteriology)
Mr. Bernard Ubi (Mycology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Mycology (2)
Assistants (4)
Total (8)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Food science
Genetic engineering
Industrial microbiology
Medical microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures L-drying(Molds)
Storage in Silica gel(Bacteria and Yeasts)
Paper disc drying, Gelatin disc drying(Bacteria)
Freezing with cryoprotectant (15%v/v glycerol or DMSO)(Bacteria)
Control of the culture Growth at maximum tolerable temperature as established upon deposition
Growth at temperature of natural environment of strain
Growth and demonstration of cultural characteristics exhibited at time of deposition
Growth under other specific conditions of growth reflecting source of strain
Elaboration of the specific metabolite for which it was deposited
Productivity evaluation under optimal production conditions established at the time of deposition
Deposit to your collection
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 abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadPYCC(Portugal)
the collection abroadMEAN(Portugal)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 180 173 180 173
Fungi 30 25 30 25
Yeasts 55 50 55 50
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 180 173 45 45 2 2
Fungi 30 25 3 3 1 1
Yeasts 55 50 17 17 2 2
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability \N
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Need help to publish
10. Services
Services Distribution
Identification(Bacteria Fungi Yeasts)
Storage service
Consulation about Preservation
Other Service Identification
Strain identity corroboration
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-14
Date of Reply 2020-07-18