1. Collection
Registered Number 932
Acronym NFCCI
Full Name National Fungal Culture Collection of India
Institution MACS' Agharkar Research Institute
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Sanjay K. Singh
Postal Address G.G. Agarakar Road,Pune,Maharashtra,411004
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 20-25653680
Telephone 2 (91) 20-25654357
Fax 1 (91) 20-25651542
E-mail 1 sksingh@aripune.org
E-mail 2 singhsksingh@gmail.com
Homepage http://www.aripune.org/indexnfcci.html 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
National Facility
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
MACS' Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Prashant K Dhakephalkar
Curator Dr. Sanjay K. Singh (Fungal Biodiversity, Biology, Systematics, Conservation & Application)
Number of Staff Mycology (9)
Total (9)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
Molecular biology
Plant pathology
Systematics and taxonomy
Fungal Biotechnology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Micro and Macrofungi)
Liquid N2(Micro and Macrofungi)
Mineral oil(Micro and Macrofungi)
Sterile Water(Micro and Macrofungi)
Sterile Glycerol(Micro and Macrofungi)
Control of the culture Check for Viability and Growth
Check for Microbial Contamination
Check for Authenticity
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 collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATCC(U.S.A.)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadNBRC(Japan)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Fungi 3050 3045 20 20
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)
Fungi 2800 2800
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to exchange with most recognized collection; MTCC, DSMZ, CBS, NBRC, USDA etc.
fee for Active culture: INR 300 to Non-Profit Organization (in India)
fee for Active culture: INR 1500 to Profit Organization (in India)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 2012 year(s)
Catalogue Computerized http://www.aripune.org/indexnfcci.html
10. Services
Services Storage service(Micro and Macrofungi)
Distribution(Micro and Macrofungi)
Identification(Micro and Macrofungi)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
Molecular systematics
Fermentation and isolation of secondary products
Consulation about Preservation
Ecologically directed search for new and rare fungi and their selective isolation in pure culture
Designing screening for bioactive metabolites
Other Service Morphological identification of sporulating fungal cultures: [INR 300 to non profit and INR 1000 to profit organization]
Molecular identification- ITS sequence (partial) & BLAST search: [INR 3000 to non profit and INR 6000 to profit organization]
Molecular identification- ITS+D1/D2 & LSU (~1200 bp) & BLAST search: [INR 6000 to non profit, and INR 10000 to profit organization]
ITS sequence, digital image & brief description [Package]: [INR 6000 to non proft and INR 12000 to profit organization]
Total viable counts/CFU (fungi) in microbial products/soil & other sample: [INR 2500 to non profit, and INR 4000 to profit organization]
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2008-10-20
Date of Reply 2013-06-14