1. Collection
Registered Number 817
Acronym LIH-UNAM
Full Name Culture Collection of Histoplasma capsulatum Strains from the Fungal Immunology Laboratory of the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM
Institution National Autonomous University of Mexico
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Maria Lucia Taylor da Cunha e Mello
Postal Address Tezoquipa 91, departamento 502, Barrio Nino de Jesus,Mexico, D.F,D.F.,14080
Country Mexico
Telephone 1 (52) 56-23 24 62
Telephone 2 (52) 55-139786
Fax 1 (52) 56-23 24 62
E-mail 1 emello@servidor.unam.mx
E-mail 2 jarb@servidor.unam.mx
Homepage http://www.histoplas-mex.unam.mx/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Faculty of Medicine, UNAM
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Maria Lucia Taylor da Cunha e Mello
Curator Assoc. Prof. Maria Lucia Taylor da Cunha e Mello (Fungal Immunology and Mycology)
Assoc. Prof. Gabriela M. en C. Rodriguez Arellanes (Mycology)
Assoc. Prof. Jose Antonio M. en C. Ramirez Barcenas (Mycology)
Number of Staff Mycology (3)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Ecology
Immunology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(NA)
Liquid N2(NA)
Subculturing(NA)
Control of the culture Strains are maintained in Brain Heart Infusion, Mycobiotic media.
Cryopreservative are added depending on the cryopreservation methodology used.
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
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)
Fungi 190 88
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)
Fungi
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Exchange
Fee
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Distribution
Identification
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
Identification
Consulation about Patent deposits
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2001-10-02
Date of Reply 2007-12-07
12. Strains
Fungi