For ecophysiological and biotechnical studies, an extensive culture collection of unialgal strains exists, comprising:

  • Benthic cyanobacteria from microbial mats
  • Epiphytic red algae from mangroves
  • Planktonic green algae and cyanobacteria from inner coastal waters of the Baltic Sea
  • Aero-terrestrial green algae from building surfaces and soil crusts of various habitats
  • Benthic diatoms from the Arctic and the Baltic Sea
Stock cultures of aero-terrestrial green algae are cultivated on slated agarose. Under these conditions growth is greatly reduced. Picture: Manuela Görs
Stock cultures of various red algae and cyanobacteria. Picture: Ulf Karsten