Collection

The Basque Microalgae Culture Collection (BMCC) maintains over 600 strains of marine and freshwater microalgae and cyanobacteria, mostly from the Basque Country.

The BMCC was officially registered in 2020 in the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) and is part of the Spanish Network of Microorganisms (REDESMI). The surveys about haptophytes are the beginning of the collection (Seoane et al. 2009). Later, strains of the rest of phytoplankton groups have been added, mainly cryptophytes, dinoflagellates, chlorophytes, diatoms and cyanobacteria.

Our collection is growing monthly, check in our catalogue or contact us in order to find a strain. The cultures are provided alive, as 10 ml inoculums. For larger volumes, enter in Services or contact the BMCC staff.