1. Collection
Registered Number 1086
Acronym LCF-FURG
Full Name Laboratório de Cianobactérias e Ficotoxinas
Institution Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
Comment This culture collection started on the year 1986 mainly isolating benthic cyanobacteria from the estuarine areas from Patos Lagoon and the South Atlantic coasts in Southern Brazil. In the 1990 yearss included other strains donated for research from European and American Collection Cultures. From the years 2000 uo to now, the collection has isolated and included mainly planktonic cyanobacterial forms specially those with toxin production capacities.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. João Yunes
Postal Address Av. Itália km 08,Rio Grande -RS,Rio Grande do Sul,96203-000
Country Brazil
Telephone 1 (55) - 5332336737
E-mail 1 jsyunes@furg.br
Homepage www.cianobacteria.furg.br 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Fundação de Apoio a Universidade do Rio Grande
Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas
Fundação de Apoio a Pesquisas do estado do Rio grande do Sul
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
5. Personnel
Director Dr. João Sarkis Yunes
Curator Mr. Edi Morales Junior (chemist)
Dr. Luiza Dy Costa (Oceanographer)
Dr. Pablo Guimarães (biologist)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (3)
Assistants (1)
Total (4)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Cell biology
Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
Marine biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(cyanobacteria)
liquid cultures(cyanobacteria)
Control of the culture microscopy
agar inoculation
nitrogen limiting
fosforus limiting
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
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadPCC(France)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Cyanobacteria 41 0
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)
Cyanobacteria 41 0 0 0 8 0
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Need help to publish
10. Services
Services Storage service(cyanobacteria)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2015-02-09
Date of Reply 2015-12-30