Biological resources

EMBRC offers access to living (culture collections) and preserved (biobanks) marine organisms from many different ecosystems and taxa. Other organisms can be sampled directly from the field.

CCMAR

Marine model organisms

Wide range of aquaculture fish species, invertebrates, macroalgae and model organisms namely sole (Sole senegalensis), seabream (Sparus aurata), seabass (Dicentrachus labrax), cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), seahorses (Hippocampus guttulatus); others on request


Organisms collected in the wild

Organisms collected in the Algarve Atlantic coast (South Portugal) and nearby estuaries (intertidal, subtidal areas). Small boats available


Rearing of aquaculture animals

Laboratories and aquaria facilities available including climate controlled rooms, mesocoms for acidification studies


Taxonomic services

Taxonomic identification of invertebrates, fishes, marine plants and algae under request

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CIIMAR

Biobanks

Access to ecosystems of the Atlantic Western coast of continental Portugal and adjacent estuaries


Culture collections

LEGE Cyanobacteria collection (400 strains; https://lege.ciimar.up.pt). Actinobacteria, Planctomycetes and bacteria from different phyla (Proteobacteria, Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes)

 

Marine model organisms

Wide range of aquaculture fish species, invertebrates, macroalgae and model organisms

Organisms collected in the wild

Sampling of species from the Atlantic Western coast of Portugal and adjacent estuaries


Rearing of aquaculture animals

Access to the aquarium facilities: 5L - 600 L tanks, RAS, salinity control, temperature, conductivity, redox, photoperiod control, diverse species tank, automatic feeders, faeces collectors, with technical support


Taxonomic services

Identification of marine bacteria
 

IMAR - UAC

Rearing of aquaculture animals

Flow-through tanks of sea water

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UC - ACOI

​Biobanks​

Provision of preserved samples of microalgae and cyanobacteria


Culture collections

Provision of microalgae and cyanobacteria from ACOI collection (4000 strains; https://acoi.ci.uc.pt)


Organisms collected in the wild

Provision of fresh or preserved field samples from Portugal


Taxonomic services

Identification of cyanobacteria and microalgae
 

Consult the EMBRC portfolio for detailed information on the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES services provided by EMBRC-PORTUGAL

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