1. Collection
Registered Number 968
Acronym SARCC
Full Name South African Rhizobium Culture Collection
Institution ARC - Plant Protection Research Institute
2. Correspondent
Dr. Ahmed Idris Hassen
Postal Address Private bag X134, Queenswood 0121,Preotia,Gauteng,0001
Country South Africa
Telephone 1 +27(12)- 808 8192
Telephone 2 +27 (12) -808 8199
Fax 1 +27 (12) 808-8299
E-mail 1 HassenA@arc.agric.za
E-mail 2 ahmedidris3@gmail.com
Homepage http://www.arc.agric.za 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Agricultural Research Council
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Isabel Rong
Curator Dr. Ahmed Idris Hassen (Applied Microbiologist)
Mrs. Francine Lebogang (Microbiologist)
Mr. Johan Habig (Soil Microbiologist)
Ms. Khumbudzo Mashau (Microbiologist)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (3)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Freeze drying
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Bacteria)
Control of the culture Regular subculturing
Viability testing
Biochemical tests
16S and Nod gene amplification and sequencing
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
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Institutes within the ARC netwok
Fee for US$33.3
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria)
Storage service(Bacteria)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
Consulation about Preservation
Isolation and screening of rhizobium for effective nodulation
Evaluation of rhizobium for efficiency of N2 fixation
Other Service Quality control services of rhizobial inoculants
Glasshouse authentication of rhizobia for nodulation of original legume hosts
Identification of rhizobia
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2010-07-02
Date of Reply 2017-07-19
12. Strains