1. Collection
Registered Number 124
Acronym PTCCI
Full Name Persian Type Culture Collection
Institution Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (I.R.O.S.T.)
2. Correspondent
Dr. Farzaneh Azizmohseni
Postal Address No. 27, Sh. Mousavi St., Enghelab Ave.,Tehran, P.O. Box 15815-3538,Tehran,15819
Country Iran
Telephone 1 (98) - 21 5627 5510
Telephone 2 (98) - 21 5627 6326
Fax 1 (98) - 21 5627 5510
E-mail 1 mohseni@irost.ir
E-mail 2 ptcc@irost.ir
Homepage http://ptcc.irost.org 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Dr. Farzaneh Azizmohseni
Number of Staff Bacteriology (8)
Mycology (2)
Assistants (4)
Computer specialist (2)
Total (16)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Enviromental Biotechnology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(Bacteria, Fungi)
Freezer(Bacteria, Fungi)
Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Fungi)
Deposit to your collection
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 2610 1125
Fungi 482 43
Yeasts 48 12
Plasmids 62 0
Cyanobacteria 1 1
Microalgae 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 1613 1613
Fungi 313 313
Yeasts 152 152
Plasmids 5 5
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with other BRCs
fee for profit and non-profit organizations
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 1984 year(s)
Need help to publish
Catalogue Computerized http://ptcc.irost.org
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts, Plasmids)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts, Plasmids)
Identification(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Consulation about Preservation
Shipment regulations
Other Service Microbiological examinations (eg enumeration of bacteria and fungi in environmental samples, determination of MIC,...)
Freeze-drying services
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1985-12-18
Date of Reply 2013-06-01
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi