UNESCO World Network of Microbiological Resources Centres MIRCEN

UNESCO Réseau mondial de centres de ressources microbiennes

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1975 France


Founded within the framework of a joint project (1975-1985) of B-XB3383 - UNESCO, E-XE4161 - UNEP, E-XE3382 - UNDP and D-XC1463 - International Cell Research Organization (ICRO).


Provide infrastructure for an expanding network incorporating regional and interregional cooperating laboratories and institutions geared to the management, distribution and utilization of the microbial gene pool; reinforce efforts relating to conservation of microorganisms, with emphasis on Rhizobium gene pools in developing countries with an agrarian base; foster development of new inexpensive technology native to the region concerned; promote applications of microbiology and biotechnology so as to strengthen rural and urban economies; serve as focal centres for manpower training and diffusion of microbial and biotechnological knowledge.


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