- Institution: Spanish Bank of Algae (Canarian Science and Technology Park Foundation- University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Taliarte Pier, s/n
35214 Telde, Gran Canaria (Spain)
- Web: http://marinebiotechnology.org/es/
Antera Martel Quintana
Phone number: (+34) 928133290
Definition: The Spanish Algae Bank (BEA) bioprospects, isolates, identifies, characterizes, preserves, cultivates and supplies microalgae and cyanobacteria.
Microbial group/s: Microalgae and cyanobacteria
Total number of strains: 1707
Taxa (number of strains): Microalgae (966)
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Preservation method: Active culture in broth or agar 1707 - MeOH -150°C= 89 (backups)
Information management: Database in File Maker program
- Characterization level:
- Identification at the morphological and molecular level.
- Biochemical composition.
- Production and biotechnological properties
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Key words: biodiversity, microalgae, cyanobacteria, biotechnology, production and culture systems, selection, characterization, valuation, applied algology, culture collection
Summary: The BEA bioprospects, isolates, identifies, characterizes, preserves and supplies microalgae and cyanobacteria, in addition to offering services related to the production, characterization and evaluation of these resources. All this under the framework of sustainable exploitation of the biodiversity of microalgae and cyanobacteria based on the fair and equitable distribution of benefits (ABS) derived from genetic resources, in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol and the provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).