1. Collection
Registered Number 961
Acronym NIICC
Full Name NII Microbial Culture Collection
Institution NIICC National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR)
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Ashok Pandey
Postal Address Industrial Estate, Pappanamcode,Trivandrum,Kerala,695019
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 471-2515276
Telephone 2 (91) 471-2515279
Fax 1 (91) 471-2491712
Fax 2 (91) 471-2495949
E-mail 1 ashokpandey56@yahoo.co.in
E-mail 2 binodkannur@yahoo.com
Homepage http://www.niist.res.in 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Suresh Das
Curator Assoc. Prof. Binod Parameswaran (Microbiology)
Dr. Shivankutty Nair (Preservation)
Dr. Prakash K.M (Isolation, subculturing)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Assistants (2)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Industrial microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Fungi, Bacteria, Actinomycets, Yease)
Liquid N2(Fungi, Bacteria, Actinomycets, Yease)
Subculturing(Fungi, Bacteria, Actinomycets, Yease)
Control of the culture Biochemical tests
Microscopic and macroscopic morphology
Molecular tests (16S rRNA)
Viability and purity of cultures
Deposit 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
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadATCC(America)
the collection abroadJCC(Japan)
the collection abroadMTCC(India)
the research institution abroadYunnan Institute of Microbiology(China)
the research institution abroadPastuer University(France)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 294 80
Fungi 78 8
Yeasts 7 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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Free to Selected academic and teaching activities
Exchange with Exchange with Other WFCC collections
Fee for Fee for From US $ 75.00
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeast)
Storage service(Storage services (Bacteria, Fungi, Yeast))
Distribution(Distribution (Pure freeze dried cultures))
Identification(Identification (Bacteria/Actinomycetes))
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Consulation about Preservation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2010-02-11
Date of Reply 2010-11-29