About us

MicroAlgae and Cyanobacteria Culture Collection (TAU-MAC) was created by Dr. Spyros Gkelis and it is maintained in Department of Botany, School of Biology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

This Culture Collection contains microbial strains isolated from various aquatic habitats of Greece and aims to contribute in the biodiversity knowledge on microalgae and cyanobacteria.

Τhe content can be used in accordance with a CC License.

Please cite this database as:

Gkelis, S. & Panou, M. 2016. Capturing biodiversity: linking a cyanobacteria culture collection to the “scratchpads” virtual research environment enhances biodiversity knowledge. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7965  doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e7965

Part of this work was supported by Aristotle University Research Committee funding for Research Project "CYaNobacteria diversity Assessment throUgh sTrain pHylogenetic analyses) [CYN-AUTH]" (project number 87903)

This site uses Drupal and is based on a set of templates and modules defined by the Scratchpads team at the Natural History Museum, London.

For more info or any inquires on the strains please contact Spyros Gkelis: sgkelis@bio.auth.gr

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith