Gene banks (algae)
The Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (SCCAP) at the Department of Biology is a biodiversity, gene bank and cell culture facility for unicellular algae and related groups of organisms. SCCAP comprises about 800 strains (c250 genera and 450 species) with representatives from most algal divisions. Nearly 650 are available to the public.
The collection contains, in particular, marine nanoplankton flagellates, benthic marine brown and green algae, and a growing number of dinoflagellates. Strains and growth media are commercially available via the homepage. SCCAP is a TAF facility (taxonomic access facility) under the European Union program Synthesys.
Contact: PhD, Curator Gert Hansen.