1. Collection
Registered Number 1039
Acronym BCCM/DCG
Full Name BCCM Diatom Collection Gent
Institution Ghent University
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Wim Vyverman
Postal Address Krijgslaan 281 S8,Gent,Oost-Vlaanderen,9000
Country Belgium
Telephone 1 (32) - 92648501
Telephone 2 (32) - 92648510
Fax 1 (32) - 92648588
E-mail 1 Wim.Vyverman@ugent.be
Homepage http://www.ugent.be/we/biology/en/research/protistology/pae-home 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Wim Vyverman
Curator Prof. Koen Sabbe (Protistology & aquatic ecology)
Dr. Peter Chaerle (Protistology & aquatic ecology)
Number of Staff Algology (2)
Total (2)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Cell biology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Marine biology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(diatoms)
Control of the culture Microscopy
Molecular markers
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadUTEX(USA)
the collection abroadCCAP(UK)
the collection abroadSAG(Germany)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microalgae 434 165 43 12
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)
Microalgae 243 61 22 11 92 28
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Scientific collaborators
fee for standard price for non-profit 57 EUR/strain, for profit 78 EUR/strain
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://bccm.belspo.be/about-us/bccm-dcg
Updated twice a year
10. Services
Services Storage service(diatoms)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2013-03-15
Date of Reply 2017-08-16