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Ordering Algae at the Culture Collection of Georg-August-University Göttingen

Background: The Culture Collection of Algae at the Georg-August-University Göttingen is one of the world\\\'s largest collections of living microscopic algae. Founded in 1954 the SAG collection today comprises around 2.200 strains (representing ca. 500 genera and 1.250 species) from almost all evolutionary lineages of eucaryontic algae and procaryontic cyanobacteria mainly from freshwater or terrestrial habitats but also marine algae and microscopic stages of some seaweeds are available. The Euglenophyta may form one speciality of the SAG collection because almost all genera (coloured and colourless taxa) of this relatively small group are represented here. Technology Description: A huge variety of valuable secondary compounds and their cost-efficient exploitation make algae very interesting and promising suppliers (cell factory) of renewable resources and pharmaceutically important substances. As the service provider of the University of Göttingen the MBM Sciencebridge takes care of the commercial algae orders and inquiries and regulates the flow of an order from the contractual components to billing and accounting. For simplification all cultures will be issued at the same price. In recent years the most ordered cultures have been: Desmodesmus subspicatus Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata Chlorella vulgaris Navicula pelliculosa plus several Cyanobacteria as Synechococcus leopoliensis Phaeodactylum triconutum Anabaena flos-aquae and Arthrospira platensis (formerly named Spirulina). Applications: Biofuels



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