1. Collection
Registered Number 773
Acronym MTCC
Full Name Microbial Type Culture Collection & Gene Bank
Institution Institute of Microbial Technology
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Chakrabarti Tapan
Postal Address IMTECH, Sector 39-A,Chandigarh,U.T.,160-036
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 172-690562
Telephone 2 (91) 172-690004
Fax 1 (91) 172-690632
Fax 2 (91) 172-690585
Homepage http://www.imtech.ernet.in/mtcc/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Department of Biotechology,
Govt. of India and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Chakrabarti Tapan
Curator Assoc. Prof. Kumar Jain Rakesh (Bacteria)
Assoc. Prof. Singh Cameotra Swaranjit (Bacteria)
Assoc. Prof. Ananthapadmanaban D. (Fungi)
Assoc. Prof. S.Prasad Gandham (Yeast)
Dr. Mayil Raj S. (Actinomycetes)
Assoc. Prof. Raje Manoj (Electron microscope)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (7)
Cell biology (2)
Mycology (5)
Assistants (2)
Computer specialist (1)
Secretary (1)
Total (18)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
General microbiology
Genetic engineering
Industrial microbiology
Freeze drying
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxnomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(bacteria, fungi, plasmids)
Freezer(bacteria, fungi, plasmids)
Freeze-dry(bacteria, fungi, plasmids)
Subculturing(bacteria, fungi)
Control of the culture biochemical tests
morphological characters
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
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadIMI(UK)
the collection abroadNCTC(UK)
the collection abroadCBS(The Netherlands)
the collection abroadDSM(Germany)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 1124 155
Fungi 1245 56
Yeasts 575 15
Plasmids 85 0
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 Publish own catalogue
Published the first catalogue in 1998 year(s)
Planning to publish the 5th edition in 1998
10. Services
Services Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmids)
Identification(bacteria fungi)
Patent deposits(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmids)
Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmids)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Genetic engineering
Bacterial genetics
Consulation about Preservation
Other Service Freeze drying of microbial cultures
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1998-04-10
Date of Reply 1998-04-10