BCCM/DCG - Diatoms Collection

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The BCCM/DCG public collection is the only culture collection worldwide specialized in diatoms, the most species-rich and ecologically important group of algae. However, other microalgae interesting from a scientific or applied perspective are also included in this collection. Strains can be kept as safe deposits or public deposits. These latter are available worldwide as research or reference material for both, scientific institutions and companies.


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Who created the resource:

Peter Chaerle
Collection Manager
Ghent University Krijgslaan 281 – S8 B-9000 Ghent BE +32-(0)9-264.85.10

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Peter Chaerle
Collection Manager
Ghent University Krijgslaan 281 – S8 B-9000 Ghent BE +32-(0)9-264.85.10

Who filled in the metadata:

Zayid Benyahia
Informatics Manager
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) BE

Who else was associated with the resource:

Zayid Benyahia

Project Data

The BCCM consortium is composed of 7 decentralised culture collections that are coordinated by a central team at the Belgian Science Policy Office. Each collection is part of a binomial with its host laboratory. The close cooperation between these two partners leads to an optimal balance between research and conservation activities. Moreover, the cooperation between the collections leads to the exchange and implementation of best practices for the conservation of microbial genetic resources and the harmonised application of international standards and regulations in microbiology. Thanks to the recurrent funding programme from the Belgian Science Policy Office, and with the support of their respective host institutes, about 70 people study and conserve the biodiversity present in the BCCM collections. As such, they contribute to research, development and innovation activities in biotechnology and life sciences.

Title Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms
Identifier BCCM
Funding The BCCM consortium is funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) under an annual recurrent funding system.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Marleen Bosschaerts

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=bccm-dcg