1. Collection
Registered Number 837
Acronym BEA
Full Name Banco Español de Algas - Spanish Bank of Algae
Institution Fundación Parque Científico Tecnológico - University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Comment Our collection has changed its name to Banco Español de Algas (in Spanish) and Spanish Bank of Algae (in English) Our Acronym has also changed and now is BEA
2. Correspondent
Dr. Antera Martel Quintana
Postal Address Muelle de Taliarte s/n,Telde,Las Palmas - Canary Islands,35214
Country Spain
Telephone 1 (34) 928-133290
Fax 1 (34) 928-132830
E-mail 1 amartel@marinebiotechnology.org
E-mail 2 antera.martel@ulpgc,es
Homepage http://bea.marinebiotechnology.org/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness - Spanish Government
University of Las Palmas de GC - ULPGC
ACISII-Canary Islands Government
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Antera Martel Quintana
Curator Dr. Antera Martel Quintana (Curator and Scientific Director)
Dr. Juan Luis Gomez Pinchetti (Biotechnology Scientific and Director)
Dr. Alicia Ojeda Rodriguez (Taxonomy: Diatoms andDinoflagelate)
Dr. Carolina Pérez Reyes (Molecular Taxonomy)
Mr. Emilio Soler Onís (Taxonomy and PhD student)
Dr. Carlos Almeida Peña (Flow cytometry)
Ms. Elena López Santana (Administration)
Mr. Fernando Guzman Rodríguez (Technician)
Mrs. Corina Moya Falcón (Manager)
Mrs. Moneiba Suárez Lozano (Technician )
Mrs. Virginia Cruz Alamo (Technician )
Mrs. Agueda Angulo Montesdeoca (Technician)
Mrs. Noelia Robles Antón (Technician)
Mrs. Mireia Sánchez Humayor (Technician)
Mrs. Eduvigis Rodríguez Coello (Technician)
Number of Staff Algology (13)
Assistants (2)
Total (15)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Marine biology
Applied Algology
Flow cytometry
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing( Microalgae and cyanobacteria )
Freezer( Microalgae and cyanobacteria)
Control of the culture Flow cytometry
Count of viabilty
Physiological tests
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
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 700 836
Cyanobacteria 195 682
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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for 150€ for private organizations. 60€ for academic insitutions
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized online database www.bea.marinebiotechnology.org
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Microalgae and cyanobacteria )
Storage service(Microalgae and cyanobacteria)
Distribution(Microalgae and cyanobacteria)
Identification(Microalgae and cyanobacteria)
Training Management of a culture collection
Production of microalgae, cianobacteria and macroalgae
Consulation about Patent deposits
Intensive cultivation of algae
Isolation, identification, bioprospection
Other Service Flow cytometry
Molecular taxonomy
Supply bulk cultures
Patent Deposits
Maintenance Deposits, isolation, identification and bioprospection
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2003-05-16
Date of Reply 2016-01-08