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contact SAG culture collection:
SAG Culture Collection of Algae
Nikolausberger Weg 18
37073 Goettingen
Fax: +49 551 397871

Contact SAG Curator:

Dr. Maike Lorenz
Phone: +49 551 395740
Fax: +49 551 397871


The Culture Collection of Algae at Goettingen University

Algal Diversity, Importance and Economical Value

The Culture Collection of Algae at Goettingen University (international acronym SAG) is a living resource of culture material of microalgae and is among the five largest algal service collections in the world. It serves to the scientific community as well as in education by its service and curatorial roles. A huge diversity of about 1600 species of microscopic algae (about 2400 strains) are currently available. Customers are scientists worldwide from various types of institutions, industries, and environmental research agencies.