1. Collection
Registered Number 1209
Acronym COSMI
Full Name Collection of Sea Microorganisms
Institution National Institute of Oceanography and Expperimental Geophysics
Comment The Collection of Sea Microoganisms, CoSMi, includes many species of unicellular (autothrophic and heterotrophic) eukaryotes that belong to the broad categories of diatoms, flagellates and ciliates with a special weight on dinoflagellates.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Alfred Beran
Postal Address Via A. Piccard 54,Trieste,FVG,34151
Country Italy
Telephone 1 (39) - 0402249715
Fax 1 (39) - 0402249770
E-mail 1 aberan@inogs.it
Homepage http://cosmi.inogs.it 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Marina Cabrini
E-Mail:mcabrini@inogs.it
Curator Dr. Marina Cabrini (phytoplankton)
E-mail:mcabrini@inogs.it
Dr. Alfred Beran (dinoflagellates, ciliates, phytoplankton)
E-mail:aberan@inogs.it
Dr. Federica Cerino (diatoms, cryptophytes, phytoplankton)
E-mail:fcerino@inogs.it
Number of Staff Algology (3)
Protozoology (1)
Assistants (1)
Computer specialist (1)
Total (6)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Ecology
Marine biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(dinoflagellates)
Subculturing(diatoms)
Subculturing(cryptophytes)
Subculturing(other phytoflagellates)
Subculturing(hetreotrofic protists)
Control of the culture weekly microscopic visual control
test for growth of bacteria every 3 month
at the start of the culture: SEM, TEM, genetics
Deposit to your collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
the collection abroadSAG(Germany)
the collection abroadRCC(France)
the collection abroadCCAP(United Kingdom)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Protozoa 5 5
Microalgae 136 130 0 2
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)
Protozoa 5 5
Microalgae 136 130 0 8
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 2017 year(s)
Catalogue Computerized http://cosmi.inogs.it
10. Services
Services Distribution(microalgae)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2019-07-01
Date of Reply 2019-07-01