About the Project

The NEMiD is a first of its kind web-based database of microbial diversity in North-East (NE) India which provides information on cultivable/culturable microbes (bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes ) from surface and sub-surface soils across the seven sister states of the region (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura ), Sikkim and parts of North Bengal. The database is based on the survey, isolation and characterization carried out for microbes from across the above geographical regions. Information on a particular microbe in the database covers detailed aspects of phylogenetic information on taxonomic outline and classification, morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization, general and cultural characteristics, geographical/location information, history of cultures, preservation details, hazardous information, patent information etc.


I am delighted to present this successful project online. I would like to express my sense of gratitude to the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information technology, Government of India, New Delhi for funding this work in the form of a research project.

The hard work put in by the research scholars and supporting staff of the Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong deserves a special mention. The guidance and suggestions received during PRSG meetings from Prof. PP Mathur, Dr. Sudershan Kumar and officials of Bioinformatics Initiative Division, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, New Delhi is gratefully acknowledged. The Coordinator and staff of Bioinformatics Centre, North-Eastern Hill University (N.E.H.U), Shillong; my colleagues and co-investigators at N.E.H.U deserve special mention for their support and help whenever needed.

SR Joshi, Principal Investigator of the Research Project

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