The development of public culture collections of diatoms, polar and cyanobacteria and their integration in the BCCM consortium 2012

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2012
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
culture collection biological resource center micro-organisms diatoms
Project description

The Belgian Co-ordindated Collections of Micro-organisms (BCCM) contains collections of several groups of micro-organisms. Recently, collections of diatoms (Ghent University), polar cyanobacteria and mycobacteria were added to the consortium. In the present project, these will be further developed as public service offering Biological Resource Centers, their integration in the BCCM completed and the available biological material expanded.