1. Collection
Registered Number 1129
Acronym FRIM-MCC
Full Name FRIM Microbial Culture Collection
Institution Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
Comment FRIM Microbial Culture Collection (FRIM-MCC) consists of approximately 12,000 life microbial isolates, cryopreserved in glycerol and derived from various sources collected since 2007 from tropical forests and mangrove stands throughout Peninsular Malaysia. The collection mainly represents different genera of Actinobacteria. Many of the microbes were isolated using proprietary methods and are unique to this collection with uncommon morphology and/or unusual origins such as mangrove sediments and metal-contaminated soils. About 722 isolates in FRIM-MCC have been screened against a limited number of antimicrobial, antiprotozoal and anticancer targets, and bioremediation potential. Thus, a relatively large number of the isolates are virtually unexplored in other therapeutic or industrial application areas.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Getha Krishnasamy
Postal Address Jalan FRIM,Kepong,Selangor,52109
Country Malaysia
Telephone 1 603-62797000
Telephone 2 603-62797652
E-mail 1 getha@frim.gov.my
E-mail 2 gethakrishnasamy@gmail.com
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor MFRDB
Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Malaysia
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Dato' Dr. Abd. Latif Mohmod
Curator Dr. Getha Krishnasamy (Microbial Biotechnology & Antimicrobials)
Number of Staff Cell biology (1)
Bacteriology (1)
Assistants (1)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Cryopreservation (Actinobacteria, Bacteria))
Subculturing(Slants (Fungi))
Control of the culture 16S rRNA gene sequencing
Checking culture morphology
Checking culture activities
Deposit to other collections in your 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 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)
Bacteria 12852 12852
Fungi 1 1
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 Collaborations and Project-based fees (MTA, MoU/MoA)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Need help to publish
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria)
Other Service Joint research collaborations
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2016-07-06
Date of Reply 2018-04-02