1. Collection
Registered Number 1089
Acronym LEGE
Full Name Blue Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology Culture Collection
Institution CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mr. João Morais
Postal Address CIIMAR | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of the University of Porto, Novo Edificio do Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixoes, Avenida General Norton de Matos, S/N,Matosinhos,Porto,4450-208 Matosinhos
Country Portugal
Telephone 1 (+351) 22 340 18 00
E-mail 1 joaopmorais@gmail.com
E-mail 2 legeculturecollection@gmail.com
Homepage https://lege.ciimar.up.pt/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
Research Institute
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Vitor Vasconcelos
E-Mail:vmvascon@fc.up.pt
Curator Prof. Vitor Vasconcelos (Cyanobacterial phylogenetics, toxins, biotechnology)
E-mail:vmvascon@fc.up.pt
Mr. João Morais (Cyanobacterial phylogenetics, diversity, systematics, cultivation, isolation)
E-mail:joaopmorais@gmail.com
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Algology (1)
Assistants (1)
Total (4)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Ecology
Marine biology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Cyanobacteria)
Subculturing(Microalgae)
Control of the culture Microscopic observation
Molecular Analysis
Deposit CCAP(UK)
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 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 650 581
Microalgae 400 390
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
Microalgae
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for academic/non-profit use is 60 €/strain (+ shipping costs)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized https://lege.ciimar.up.pt/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/LEGE-CC-Catalog.pdf
10. Services
Services Distribution(Cyanobacteria and Microalgae)
Identification(Cyanobacteria)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2015-02-27
Date of Reply 2021-08-20