1. Collection
Registered Number 853
Acronym INIFAT
Full Name INIFAT Fungus Collection
Institution Ministerio de Agricultura
2. Correspondent
Dr. Rafael F. Castaneda-Ruiz
Postal Address calle 1 esquina 2,Habana,Ciudad de la Habana,17200
Country Cuba
Telephone 1 (53) 7-6830066 ext 144
Telephone 2 (53) 7-6839010
Fax 1 (53) 7-6834039
E-mail 1 dphongos@inifat.co.cu
E-mail 2 rfcastanedaruiz@gmail.com
Homepage http://www.inifat.co.cu/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Ministry of Agriculture
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Rafael F. Castaneda-Ruiz
Curator Assoc. Prof. Rafael F. Castaneda-Ruiz (Mycologist)
Number of Staff Mycology (1)
Assistants (7)
Computer specialist (1)
Assistant technicians (6)
Total (15)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
Industrial microbiology
Cell biology
General microbiology
Applied microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Plant pathology
Environmental protection
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Fungi)
Mineral oil(Fungi)
Control of the culture Morphological
Deposit Mainly to our collection
CBS(The Netherlands)
IMI(United Kingdom)
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 abroadCBS(The Netherlands)
the collection abroadMUCL(Belgium)
the research institution abroadCBS(The Netherlands)
the research institution abroadMUCL(Belgium)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Fungi 4593 4042
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 network or scientific purpose
Exchange with most recognized collection
Fee for $60.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://www.inifat.co.cu
Planning to publish
10. Services
Services Distribution(Fungi)
Identification(Conidial Fungi)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Consulation about Preservation
Plant quarantine
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2004-03-03
Date of Reply 2013-04-23