1. Collection
Registered Number 620
Full Name Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms
Institution National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Rosario G. Monsalud
Postal Address PNCM,BIOTECH-UPLB,College, Los Banos, Laguna,4031
Country Philippines
Telephone 1 (63) 49-536-2884
Telephone 2 (63) 49-536-2721
Fax 1 (63) 49-536-2884
Fax 2 (63) 49-536-2721
E-mail 1 pncm@uplb.edu.ph
E-mail 2 rgm_pncm@yahoo.com
Homepage http://www.laguna.net/biotech/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of the Philippines Los Banos
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Rosario G. Monsalud
Number of Staff General Microbiol. (8)
Lab. technician (2)
Total (10)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Plant pathology
Systematics and taxonomy
Agricultural microbiology
Environmental microbiology
Food microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Bacteria, Yeasts)
L-drying(Bacteria, Yeasts)
Overlay with Mineral Oil(Multicellular Fungi)
Preservation in Sterile Soil(Spore-forming Bacteria, Molds)
Preservation in Sterile Water(Plant Pathogenic Bacteria)
Control of the culture Cultural and Morphological Tests
Antibiotic Markers
Biochemical (occasional)
Deposit Mainly to our collection
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 abroadJCM(Japan)
the collection abroadIAM(Japan)
the collection abroadNBRC(Japan)
the collection abroadATCC(United States of America)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 15 0
Bacteria 1327 0
Fungi 413 0
Yeasts 237 0
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 fee for USD 80.00 for aerobic organisms
fee for USD 100.00 for anaerobic organisms
fee for Peso rates apply for orders within the Philippines please contact us.
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts, Algae)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts, Algae)
Identification(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Water Analyses
Viable Cell Counts
Detection Assays
Antimicrobial assays
Microbiology of Canned Foods
Mutagenicity Assay (Ames test)
Consulation about Preservation
Microbiological services
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1983-04-14
Date of Reply 2012-05-30
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi