Member countries in bands 1-4 (ie with a UN Index Number between 0 - 0.999) are entitled to free identifications of microbial samples. The free service provides specifically for identification of bacteria and fungi of agricultural/ horticultural importance or origin, relating to food security or plant health, including quarantine organisms.
More information on country eligibility and how to access services and submit samples is available to Member Countries.
Within each qualifying Member Country, the free service is available to: National and Regional Agricultural Research Centres Government Institutions responsible for agriculture and food security University Departments whose studies relate to agricultural research.
A limited number of identifications can be provided under the scheme:
• A maximum of five samples per institution may be submitted at any one time
• A maximum of ten samples per institution may be submitted in any one year
Currently, our Member Countries eligible for the free service are as follows: Anguilla / Bahamas / Bangladesh / Bermuda / Botswana / British Virgin Islands / Brunei / Burundi / Chile / Colombia / Cote D’Ivoire / Cyprus / DPR Korea / Gambia / Ghana / Grenada / Guyana / India / Jamaica / Kenya / Malawi / Malaysia / Mauritius / Montserrat / Myanmar / Nigeria / Pakistan / Papua New Guinea / Philippines / Rwanda / Sierra Leone / Solomon Islands / South Africa / Sri Lanka / St Helena / Tanzania / Trinidad / Uganda / Vietnam / Zambia / Zimbabwe.