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 Microbial Genetic Resource Portal

Microbial Genetic Resource Portal contains information pertaining to conservation of microbial genetic resource with special reference to agriculturally important microbes in National Agriculturally Important Microbial Culture Collection (NAIMCC) housed at National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Mau, Uttar Pradesh. The portal is informative in various aspects of microbial conservation. It includes latest valuable information on microbial diversity with special reference to India, need for microbial genetic resources conservation and International and National status of conservation of microbial genetic resources.

Latest listings on different federations, societies and networks of Microbial Resource Centers in the world, some leading culture collections in the world, some important microbial culture collections in India and microbial repositories in India recognized by National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), India are available. Besides this, the portal gives detailed insight into conservation and management of AIMs at NAIMCC, various services offered by NAIMCC, dynamic database search engine, accessibility to catalogue, microbial registration facility, easily downloadable forms for various purposes and linkages to important sites.

NBAIM also houses Microbial Genomic Resource Repository (MGRR) running in the form of project under ICAR funded networking project on Application of Microbes for Agriculture and Allied Sectors (AMAAS). MGRR maintains genetic materials like whole genome shotgun and cDNA/EST libraries, PAC/BAC/YAC clone vectors, component cells from sequencing projects, promoter DNA-fragments with reporter genes, RFLP probes specific for different microbes and expression vectors. Alongwith other details, an account on deposition and procurement of genetic material has been provided in the portal.