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Microbial Culture Collection (MCC) and International Depositary Authority (IDA) at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
- Sharma, Avinash, Shouche, Yogesh
- Indian journal of microbiology 2014 v.54 no.2 pp. 129-133
- biodiversity, biotechnology, Hungary, India
- Culture collections are valuable resources for the sustainable use of microbial diversity and its conservation. Advances in biotechnology have further increased their importance and some of these have been recognized as International Depositary Authority (IDA) for the deposition of patent cultures. Microbial Culture Collection at National Centre for Cell Science was established by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India is country’s newest culture collection with largest holdings. It is recognized as an IDA under the Budapest Treaty and Designated National Repository under the Biodiversity Act 2002. This article describes its various service related activities.