1. Collection
Registered Number 976
Acronym BDU
Full Name National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria
Institution Bharathidasan University
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Lakshmanan UMA
Postal Address Palkalai Perur,Tiruchirappalli,Tamil Nadu,620 024
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 431-2407084
Fax 1 (91) 431-2407084
E-mail 1 lumaprabakar@yahoo.com
E-mail 2 dharmarpraba@yahoo.com
Homepage http://www.nfmc.res.in 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Lakshmanann Uma
Curator Miss. Dharmar Prabaharan (Cyanobacterial Biotechnology)
Mrs. T Buvaneshwari (Cyanobacteriology)
Mrs. VS Uma (Cyanobacteriology)
Dr. T Mathimani (Microalgae)
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Marine Cyanobacteria)
Control of the culture Microscopic observation
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Marine Cyanobacteria 290 197
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)
Marine Cyanobacteria
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Academic Institute with in India
with MOU
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(marine cyanobacteria)
Distribution(marine cyanobacteria)
Identification(Cyanobacteria)
Training Bioinformatics and Instrumentation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2010-10-05
Date of Reply 2010-10-05