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Sardinian Culture Collection of Algae

Welcome to the Sardinian Culture Collection of Algae (SCCA)

 

Curator: Dr. Veronica Malavasi

Director: Prof. Dr. Giacomo Cao

University of Cagliari,

Interdepartmental Center of Environmental Science and Engineering (CINSA),

Via San Giorgio 12, Cagliari (CA), Italy

 

General Information

The algal collection SCCA at CINSA is represented by over 100 microalgal authentic strains. Cultures derived from the original type material are maintained and assigned to Cyanophyta, Chlorophyta, Charophyta, Ochrophyta and Euglenophyta. The primary mission of SCCA is to isolate, identify, characterize, select and in vitro cultivate photosynthetic microorganisms from different habitats available in Sardinia, Italy to preserve biodiversity. The SCCA is unique because it is constituted exclusively by algal strains from Sardinia. In addition, the collected algae might represent useful research materials for environmental restoration and biotechnological applications. All algal strains are maintained in agar and in appropriate liquid medium.

 

Explanatory notes

The strains are cultivated on modified WARIS-H culture Medium, BBM-Medium and BG11 culture medium and maintained under standard conditions, i.e. a light intensity of 10 µmol photons m-2 sec-1 on a light cycle of 8 hours light and 16 hours darkness at 23°/25°C. Genera, and species are reported in alphabetical order. Cultures not identified to species level are included in the list. Strains are listed under the name of the species. Each strain is assigned a unique number which will be never changed. All the photosynthetic organisms are isolated and identified by the curator of the SCCA.

 

SCCA STRAINS

 
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