1. Collection
Registered Number 844
Acronym BCCUSP
Full Name Brazilian Cyanobacteria Collection - University of Sao Paulo
Institution University of Sao Paulo
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Maria C. Bittencourt-Oliveira
Postal Address Av. Padua Dias, 11,Piracicaba,Sao Paulo,13418-900
Country Brazil
Telephone 1 (55) 19-342-94169
Telephone 2 (55) 19-342-94268
E-mail 1 mbitt@esalq.usp.br
Homepage http://www.esalq.usp.br 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of Sao Paulo
Department of Biological Sciences
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Maria do Carmo Bittencourt-Oliveira
Curator Prof. Maria do Carmo Bittencourt-Oliveira (Phycology)
Number of Staff Algology (2)
Total (2)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Ecology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Environmental protection
General microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Blue-grren algae (Cyanobacteria))
Control of the culture Optical microscopy
sequencing and analysis of DNA (cpcBA-IGS fragment)
Phenotypical tests
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
From the collections in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 215 182
genomic DNA from cyanobacteria 94 90
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Algae
genomic DNA from cyanobacteria
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Researchers and others Institucional Collections under formal research collaboration agreements
Exchange with Brazilian collections
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Training Management of a culture collection
Consulation about Propagation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2003-08-21
Date of Reply 2005-03-23
12. Strains
Algae