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  • In the honor of Dr. Yogesh Shouche’s significant contribution in the field of microbial systematics and genomics of extremophilic bacteria, Dr. Amarja Joshi and Dr. Tushar Lodha with their team at NCMR-NCCS, Pune named the novel genus as Shouchella gen. nov. which accommodate 13 bacterial species. The research paper also reclassified the genus Alkalihalobacillus into seven new genera.Read full article here

  • As a tribute to Dr. Tapan Chakrabarti's significant work in the field of microbial taxonomy and systematics, Dr. Amaraja Joshi and her team at NCMR-NCCS described novel species of genus Nitrincola as Nitrincola tapanii on his name to honor his contributions. Read full article here

  • In honour of Dr. Tapan Chakrabarti's contribution in the field of microbial taxonomy Dr. Avinash Sharma and his team at NCMR-NCCS described a novel genus Chakrabartia godavariana on his name Read full article here

Welcome to National Centre for Microbial Resource

The National Centre for Microbial Resource (NCMR), is a national facility funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. NCMR is affiliated to National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India and is an affiliate member of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) and is registered with the World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM, registeration number 930). The main objectives of NCMR are to act as a national depository, to supply authentic microbial cultures and to provide related services to the scientific community working in research institutions, universities and industries.

NCMR was recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland as an International Depository Authority (IDA) on April, 2011. The deposit of microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty is recognized to fulfill the requirement of patent procedure in 55 member countries.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has designated NCMR as a National Repository for microorganisms under the Biological Diversity Act 2002 vide its Order No. 26-15/2007-CSC dated 8th July 2013

NCMR scientists are actively involved in research programmes in microbial diversity, metagenomics, ecology and taxonomy using both classical and molecular approaches.

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NCMR is actively working in Microbial and Environmental research.