Services at the BCCM/ULC Cyanobacteria Collection

Cyanobacterial service analyses


BCCM/ULC proposes services linked to the identification and characterization of Cyanobacteria to non-profit and profit customers. Analyses can be adapted based on preliminary results and after discussions with the client. 

Reports can be either summarized or extended according to the instructions of the customer, and are included in the price.

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List of service analyses


Morphological identification by light microscopy
  Genomic DNA extraction
  Partial or complete 16S rRNA sequencing
  ITS sequencing with or without cloning


Detection of genes responsible for microcystin production by PCR


Genome sequencing, Genome assembly, Phylogenomics and Mining for secondary metabolites
  SSU rRNA (16S) phylogeny

"On demand" custom services

The BCCM/ULC team is a multidisciplinary team comprising taxonomists and genomic scientist with over 50 cumulative years of research experience on cyanobacteria. Please feel free to contact us if our service offer does not meet your needs. We will do our best to assist you.


Consultancy and collaboration

Our team of PhD level experts is always available for a broad range of professional consultancy and specialist services. Covered topics include, but are not limited to

  • cyanobacterial taxonomy and characterization
  • preservation of cyanobacterial cultures and DNA
  • management and quality assurance of microbial resources
  • literature studies, e.g. industrial application and safety of specific organisms
  • advisory support in scientific dossiers

BCCM/ULC is also open to collaboration with both industrial and academic partners.

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Legal disclaimer

All services are provided exclusively on the basis of the terms and conditions below, regardless of any contradictory conditions stated on the client’s documents.
By having placed an order, the client automatically agreed to these terms and conditions of BCCM/ULC.
BCCM/ULC makes no representation nor warranty, express or implied, to the client with respect to the suitability or fitness of the results for any specific purpose.
In no event shall BCCM/ULC or its staff be liable to the client for any damages or losses.
Under no circumstances shall BCCM/ULC's total liability exceed the total contract value.
These limitations of liability shall not apply in case of willful misconduct or fraud.
The client undertakes to indemnify and hold BCCM/ULC harmless from and against third party claims based on the client’s use or exploitation of the results.