1. Collection
Registered Number 930
Acronym MCC
Full Name Microbial Culture Collection
Institution National Centre for Cell Science
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Yogesh Shouche
Postal Address Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind,Pune,Maharashtra,411007
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 20-2025329000
Fax 1 (91) 20-25692259
E-mail 1 yogesh@nccs.res.in
E-mail 2 yogesh.shouche@gmail.com
Homepage http://www.nccs.res.in/mcc/index.html 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Yogesh Shouche
Curator Dr. Rohit Sharma (Fungi)
Dr. Mahesh Chavdar (Bacteria)
Dr. Amarja Joshi (Bacteria)
Dr. Ashish Polkade (Bacteria)
Dr. Dhiraj Dhotre (Bioinformatics)
Dr. Kamlesh Jangid (Bacteria)
Dr. Avinash Sharma (Extremophiles)
Dr. Amit Yadav (Phytoplasma)
Dr. Om Prakash Sharma (Bacteria)
Dr. Neeta Joseph (Bacteria)
Dr. Praveen Rahi (Bacteria)
Dr. Venkat Raman (Bacteria)
Dr. Prashant Singh (Bacteria)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (10)
Mycology (1)
Computer specialist (1)
Technical Staff (10)
Consultant (2)
Total (24)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
General microbiology
Genetic engineering
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Bacterial Genomics
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Fungi)
Control of the culture 16S rRNA gene sequencing
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
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 research institutions 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 149314 149314 20 7
Fungi 15338 15338 4 4
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 149314 149314 3 3 3702 3702
Fungi 15338 15338 4 4 32 32
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Academic Culture Collections within network
exchange with Recognized culture collections
fee for INR 400 for Academic Institutions (Freeze dried ampoules) and INR 2000 for industries
fee for INR 600 for Academic Institutions (Active Cultures on slants/stabs) and INR 3000 for industries
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://www.nccs.res.in/mcc/index.html
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi)
Identification(Bacteria, Fungi)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Consulation about Preservation
Shipment regulations
Other Service 16S rRNA sequence based microbial identification
FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) analysis
G+C mol% (Tm)
G+C mol% (HPLC)
DNA – DNA Hybridization
Phylogenetic Analysis
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2008-10-08
Date of Reply 2015-06-12