1. Collection
Registered Number 871
Acronym FCBP
Full Name First Fungal Culture Bank of Pakistan
Institution Institute of Agricultural Sciences University of the PUNJAB
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Muhammad Saleem Haider
Postal Address Quaid-e-Azam Campus University of the Punjab,Lahore,Punjab,54590
Country Pakistan
Telephone 1 (92) 42-99231846
Telephone 2 (92) 42-99231847
Fax 1 (92) 42-99231187
E-mail 1 firstfcbp@yahoo.com
E-mail 2 director.iags@pu.edu.pk
Homepage http://pu.edu.pk/iags 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Muhammad Saleem Haider
Curator Dr. Uzma Bashir (Fungal Taxonomy)
Dr. Naureen Akhtar (Fungal Systematics/Aspergilli (Sec: Nigri))
Mr. Waheed Anwar (Fungal Taxonomy)
Ms. Amna Ali (Bacterial Taxonomy)
Ms. Rahila Hafeez (Fungal Taxonomy)
Ms. Aliya Ahmad (Lab Assistant)
Mr. Abdul Raffay (Lab Attendant)
Mr. Muhammad Jamil (Lab Attendant)
Number of Staff Mycology (4)
Bacteriology (1)
Cell biology (1)
Assistants (3)
Computer specialist (1)
Total (10)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Culture and preservation methods
Systematics and taxonomy
Cell biology
Environmental protection
Industrial microbiology
Plant pathology
Applied microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Fungi, Bacteria, Yeast)
Mineral oil, 4oC & -20oC(Fungi)
Silica gel, Glycerol; 4oC & -20oC(Bacteria)
Control of the culture Viability Check
Microscopic examination
Pathogenicity tests
Stereoscopic examinations
Biochemical tests
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
NRRL(Peoria, USA)
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 abroadIMI(UK)
the collection abroadCBS(Netherlands)
the collection abroadNRRL(USA)
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 423 423
Fungi 1260 1260
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 Staff & Students,Instituteof Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab,Lahore,Pakistan
fee for Pak Rupee 750/Culture for research
fee for Pak Rupee 350/Culture identification
fee for PakRupee 1000/Sample process
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Fungi, Bacteria, Yeast)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Use of computers in culture collections
Consulation about Preservation
Other Service National Internship
B.Sc,(Hons.), M.Sc. (Hons.) & Ph.D. Research
Plant Disease Diagnosis
Identification of Cultures
Research Assistance to Biologists/Chemists/Pharmacists
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2004-11-25
Date of Reply 2014-07-07
12. Strains
Fungi Viruses_bacteria