1. Collection
Registered Number 946
Acronym GFCC
Full Name Goa University Fungus Culture Collection and Research Unit
Institution Goa University
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Nandkumar Kamat
Postal Address Department of Botany, Goa University,Taleigao, Goa,Goa,403206
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 0832-6519349
Telephone 2 (91) 0832-9423889629
Fax 1 (91) 0832-2451184
E-mail 1 nandkamat@gmail.com
E-mail 2 nkamat@unigoa.ac.in
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Self financed , Goa University
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Nandkumar Kamat
Curator Dr. Nandkumar Kamat (Microbiology, Biochemistry)
Number of Staff Project Scientist (1)
Culture Technician (1)
Total (2)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Plant pathology
Industrial microbiology
Developmental biology
Food science
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Fungi)
Mineral oil(Microfungi, basidiomycetes)
Sterile Water(Microfungi)
Sterile Glycerol(Actinomycetes , yeasts, basidiomycetes)
Control of the culture Microscopic tests
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
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections 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)
Algae 0 0
Bacteria 180 180
Fungi 400 400
Yeasts 200 200
Archaea 30 30
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 180 180 7 7 0 0
Fungi 400 400 5 5 0 0
Yeasts 200 200 6 6 0 0
Archaea 30 30 0 0 0 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Local non profit educational institutions
Free to MTCC
Exchange with Academic and research institutions in India (only those which are not under research)
Fee for Freeze dried, subject to availability, Rs. 200 (non profit), Rs. 1000 (commercial)
Fee for Active cultures on slants Rs. 300 (non profit), Rs. 1500 (commercial)
Fee for identification-Rs. 2000 (non profit); Rs. 5000 (commercial)
Fee for Maintenance & routine activation-Rs. 500 per strain per year for non profit and RS. 5000 comemrcial
Cultures under research not provided
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish your own catalogue
Published the first catalogue in 2004 (limited edition) year(s)
Catalogue Computerized http://www.unigoa.ac.in/downloads/GoaUniversityFungusCultureCollection.pdf
10. Services
Services Identification(Mushrooms)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
testing own indigenous culture collection management software-MYCOBASE (trial)
Use of Bioinformatics and biodiversity informatics
Use of chemoinformatics tools for bioprospecting
Barcoding of cultures (Experimental)
Wine production
Mushroom spawn production and cultivation (Pleurotus, Volvariella, Auricularia)
Digital photography and photomicrography, digital HD videography
Consulation about Preservation
Isolation , Purification, screening
Other Service Deposition of in house non pathogenic cultures contributed by students and faculty
Photomicrography, Videomicrography
Mushroom spawn production
preliminary screening of actinobacteria, fungi for biomolecules
Tropical Mushroom identification
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2009-07-31
Date of Reply 2015-12-30