• Institution: Basque Microalgae Culture Collection
  • Acronym: BMCC
  • Location:
    Barrio Sarriena, s/n
    48940 – Leioa
  • Website: https://www.ehu.es/es/web/bmcc
  • Correspondent:
    Sergio Seoane
    Phone number: +34946015299
    Email: bmcc@ehu.es

Member holdings

  • More than 700 strains of microalgae and cianobacteria
  • Main taxa: Haptophytes, dinoflagellates, diatoms and chlorophytes
  • Applications: Agro, Food, Pharma, Health

Services offered

  • Strains of microalgae, in different volumes if it is required
  • Identification of microalgae: microscopy and molecular analysis
  • Culture medium
  • Isolation of species
  • Pigment analysis
  • Strain deposit


  • Monitoring of aquatic ecosystems
  • Identification, characterization and preservation of microalgae for both biotechnological applications and increasing the knowledge about the diversity