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ready BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria Collection


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BCCM/ULC is a small and dedicated public collection, currently containing one of the largest collections of documented (sub)polar cyanobacteria worldwide. The BCCM/ULC collection is hosted by the Centre for Protein Engineering (the Unit) of the University of Liège. The host Unit is very active in research projects concerning the cyanobacterial diversity and biogeography, with a focus on polar biotopes. The approach used is polyphasic, including the isolation of strains and culture-independent methods (DGGE, clone libraries, pyrosequencing based on the ribosomal operon sequences). The participation to field expeditions in the Antarctic and Arctic has enabled to collect samples in many locations. Moreover, taxonomic research is carried out by the host Unit to improve the classification of the cyanobacterial phylum. It is based on a polyphasic approach combining the morphological and molecular characterizations of the strains.

How to cite this record BCCM/ULC; BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria Collection; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 3, 2020, 3:51 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 25 2021 9:54 p.m.

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Low cyanobacterial diversity in biotopes of the Transantarctic Mountains and Shackleton Range (80-82 degrees S), Antarctica.

Fernandez-Carazo R,Hodgson DA,Convey P,Wilmotte A
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 2011

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Late Holocene changes in cyanobacterial community structure in maritime Antarctic lakes

Fernandez-Carazo, R, Verleyen, E, Hodgson, D. A, Roberts, S. J, Waleron, K, Vyverman, W, & Wilmotte, A
Journal of Paleolimnology 2013

Cyanobacterial diversity for an anthropogenic impact assessment in the Sor Rondane Mountains area, Antarctica

Fernandez-Carazo, R, Namsaraev, Z, Mano, M.-J, Ertz, D, & Wilmotte, A.
Antarctic Science 2012

Plectolyngbya hodgsonii: a novel filamentous cyanobacterium from Antarctic lakes

Taton, A, Wilmotte, A, Smarda, J, Elster, J, & Komarek, J.
Polar Biology 2011

The limnology and biology of the Dufek Massif, Transantarctic Mountains 82° South

Hodgson, D. A, Convey, P, Verleyen, E, Vyverman, W, McInnes, S. J, Sands, C. J, Fernandez, R, Wilmotte, A, De Wever, A, Peeters, K, & Willems, A
Polar Science 2010

Evidence for widespread endemism among Antarctic micro-organisms

Vyverman, W, Verleyen, E, Wilmotte, A, Hodgson, D. A, Willems, A, Peeters, K, Van De Vijver, B, De Wever, A, Leliaert, F, & Sabbe, K
Polar Science 2010

Biogeography of terrestrial cyanobacteria from Antarctic ice-free areas

Namsaraev, Z, Mano, M.-J, Fernandez Carazo, R, & Wilmotte, A
Annals of Glaciology 2010

Structuring effects of climate-related environmental factors on Antarctic microbial mat communities

Verleyen, E, Sabbe, K, Hodgson, D. A, Grubisic, S, Taton, A, Cousin, S, Wilmotte, A, De Wever, A, Van Der Gucht, K, & Vyverman, W
Aquatic Microbial Ecology 2010

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