Department Experimental Phycology and Culture Collection of Algae (EPSAG)
Department Experimental Phycology and Culture Collection of Algae (EPSAG)

Department Experimental Phycology and Culture Collection of Algae (EPSAG)

Algae are important primary producers in almost all ecosystems and comprise an enormous phylogenetic diversity

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Algae include photosynthetically active eukaryotes and the prokaryotic cyanobacteria as well.The department EPSAG with the SAG Culture Collection focuses on the Biodiversity of Algae in research and education.

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The SAG Culture Collection of Algae (Sammlung von Algenkulturen der Universität Göttingen)

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- is a comprehensive biological resource centre of living culture material of microalgae and is among the three largest algal service collections in the world. It is supporting the scientific, biotechnological and educational communities worldwide by its various services and curatorial roles. They include expert knowledge on the ex situ conservation, isolation as well as identification of micro algae.

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