Study and conservation of Antarctic cyanobacterial diversity in the BCCM/ULC collection

The BCCM/ULC public collection presently includes 72 Antarctic cyanobacterial strains and its catalogue is available on http://bccm.belspo.be/db/ulc_search_form.php. An ISO9001 certificate was obtained for the public deposition and distribution of strains. The purpose of this collection is to gather...

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Main Authors: Wilmotte, Annick, Renard, Marine, Ould Amer, Yasmine, Lara, Yannick, Laughinghouse, Haywood Dail, Calusinska, Magdalena, Silva-Stenico, Maria Estella, Genuario, Diego, Fiore, Marli, Waleron, Malgorzata, Waleron, Kzryztof
Other Authors: BELSPO - SPP Politique scientifique - Service Public Fédéral de Programmation Politique scientifique sponsor, Centre d'Ingénierie des Protéines - CIP research center
Format: Conference Object
Language:English
Published: 2013
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Online Access:https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/171936
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Summary:The BCCM/ULC public collection presently includes 72 Antarctic cyanobacterial strains and its catalogue is available on http://bccm.belspo.be/db/ulc_search_form.php. An ISO9001 certificate was obtained for the public deposition and distribution of strains. The purpose of this collection is to gather a representative sample of Antarctic cyanobacterial diversity from different biotopes (limnetic microbial mats, soil crusts, cryoconites, endoliths, etc.) and make it available for researchers to study the diversity, evolution, physiology, and genomic make-up. This is particularly important in view of the emerging use of metagenomic approaches on environmental samples, where the comparison with well-defined strain genome sequences can be very useful.