1. Collection
Registered Number 561
Acronym MCM
Full Name MACS Collection of Microorganisms
Institution MACS-Agharkar Research Institute
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. K.M. Paknikar
Postal Address G.G.Agarkar Road,Pune,,411 004
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 20-5654357
Telephone 2 (91) 20-5653680
Fax 1 (91) 20-5651542
E-mail 1 paknikar@vsnl.com
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. V.S. RAO
Curator Assoc. Prof. P.P. Kanekar (Microbiology)
Assoc. Prof. D.R. Ranade (Microbiology)
Assoc. Prof. K.M. Paknikar (Microbiology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (5)
Assistants (3)
Total (8)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbilogy
Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Industrial microbiology
General microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Control of the culture Purity check
Checking relevant activity of individual cultures
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
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
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)
Bacteria 256 0
Fungi 8 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
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Microbes distributed
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9. Catalogue
Catalogue Need help to publish
10. Services
Services Identification(Bacteria(Thiobacillus) Archaebacteria)
Training Management of a specialized culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Use of computers in culture collections
Identification of thiobacillus, methanogens and pseudomonas
Consulation about Preservation
Other Service Development and transfer of technology by using these cultures.
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1982-05-30
Date of Reply 2000-03-23
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi