The Indian Type Culture Collection (ITCC), was established in 1936 in the then Division of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi with a view to furnish the knowledge on living fungi. ITCC is an affiliate member of the World Federation of Culture Collection (WFCC) and is registered with the World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) having the Geographical Index number 430. ITCC is an oldest culture collection of the country, is located in the Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. and is known for National Repository for maintenance, supply and identification of fungal cultures.
Confocal Microscopy is a specialized form of fluorescent microscopy that uses particular optical components to generate high-resolution images of the material stained with a fluorescent probe. The main advantage of Confocal Microscopy is gathering quantitative data such as thickness, area and volume of cellular structure and promises to provide 3-D volume rendering of living cells and tissue over time.
This important facility was established at Advanced Centre for Plant Virology (Plant Virology Unit), IARIin 2012 under ICAR-Outreach ProgrammeThis important facility was established at Advanced Centre for Plant Virology (Plant Virology Unit), IARIin 2012 under ICAR-Outreach Programme
The Plant Virology Unit is equipped with high end Transmission Microscope (Make: JEM 1011) to study the morphology of virus particles and other smaller objects. It has capacity to achieve resolution better than 0.1 nm and magnifications of up to about 10,000,000 X. Since the very beginning of Plant Virology research in India, the etiology of a large number of viral diseases and specific association of viral agents was deciphered utilising this national facility.
This facility wasinitiallysetup in the year 1987 under UNDP programme which was later upgraded in the year 2003 under ICAR-NATP. The latest version of Transmission Microscope (Make: JEM 1011) was installed in 2012 in Plant Virology Unit, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-IARI under IARI-EFC.
The Plant Virology Unit is equipped with high end Microtome facility that allows to prepare thin, uniform and highly reproducible tissue slices without anypre-treatmentlike paraffin embedding or freezing. These ultrathin sections are used for observing ultrasmall structure under microscope.
The latest version of Microtome Facilitywas installed in 2012 in Plant Virology Unit, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-IARI under IARI-EFC.
The plant containment facilities comprise the greenhouses comprising controlled environment structures having a transparent ortranslucent covering and used for growing plants with plants or plant-associated organisms undercontained/closed conditions. The wide range of plant-associated organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, insects, mites, and others can be handled in these facilities without the scope of the escape of the plant propagules/pollens (of GMOs) and the insect pests/vectors of plant pathogens (of exotic nature).
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