1. Collection
Registered Number 540
Acronym BRCC
Full Name USDA-ARS Rhizobium Germplasm Resource Collection
Institution United States Department of Agriculture
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Peter.B. Van Berkum
Postal Address SARL, HH-4, Bldg 010,10300 Baltimore Blvd. Beltsville,Maryland,20705
Country U.S.A.
Telephone 1 (1) 301-504-7280
Telephone 2 (1) 301-504-6612
Fax 1 (1) 301-504-6017
Fax 2 (1) 301-504-5728
E-mail 1 pberkum@ba.ars.usda.gov
E-mail 2 brcc@ba.ars.usda.gov
Homepage http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/systematics/rhizobium.htm 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor USDA
ARS
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Peter B Van Berkum
Curator Peter Van Berkum (Curator)
Patrick Elia (Bacterial Genomics)
Kenneth Nash (Molecular Biology)
Douglas Jones (Microbiology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (3)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
General microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures L-drying(Bacteria)
Control of the culture Sequence-based Phylogenetic comparisons
Molecular Biological comparisons
Standard Microbiology
Plant Tests
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 4016 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)
Bacteria
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to all users
9. Catalogue
Catalogue No intention to publish
10. Services
Services Storage service(Will store Rhizobium germplasm in necessary)
Distribution(Will distribute any strains in collection)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Inoculant production
Serology
Consulation about Preservation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-28
Date of Reply 2001-03-13