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MaCuMBA

Project period: 
August 2012 - July 2016
Project funding entity: 
European Commission, FP7 - Cooperation, KBBE
Project description: 

Marine microorganisms form an almost untapped resource of biotechnological potential. However, its use is hindered by the low success rate of isolation of novel microorganisms and often by poor growth efficiency. Hence, the vast majority of marine microorganisms has not been cultivated and is often considered as unculturable. MaCuMBA aims at improving the isolation rate and growth efficiency of marine microorganisms from conventional and extreme habitats, by applying innovative methods, and the use of automated high throughput procedures.
The approaches include the co-cultivation of interdependent microorganisms, as well as gradient cultures and other methods mimicking the natural environment, and the exploitation of cell-to-cell communication. Signalling molecules produced by microorganisms may be necessary for stimulating growth of the same or other species, or may prevent their growth. Signalling molecules also represent an interesting and marketable product. 

Project sampling sites

Project sampling sites

Site Country origin Area origin Locality origin Habitat origin Coordinates
REYKN Iceland Ísafjarðardjúp Reykjanes hot spring Latitude: 65° 55' 29.091" N
Longitude: 23° 51' 32.516" W
FX002 Iceland Faxaflói Faxaflói 2 oceanic Latitude: 64° 20' 2.4" N
Longitude: 23° 0' 10.8" W
FX003 Iceland Faxaflói Faxaflói 3 oceanic Latitude: 64° 20' 2.4" N
Longitude: 23° 15' 7.2" W
FX007 Iceland Faxaflói Faxaflói 7 oceanic Latitude: 64° 20' 2.4" N
Longitude: 26° 0' 14.4" W

13 sample(s) available from this project

Sample ID Name Area origin Locality origin Habitat origin Sample type Sample date Biomass status DNA status
FX002-001 FX002_2010_259_0m Faxaflói Faxaflói 2 oceanic sea water Monday, May 17, 2010 Available
FX002-002 FX002_2010_259_10m Faxaflói Faxaflói 2 oceanic sea water Monday, May 17, 2010 Available
FX002-003 FX002_2010_259_20m Faxaflói Faxaflói 2 oceanic sea water Monday, May 17, 2010 Available
FX002-004 FX002_2010_259_30m Faxaflói Faxaflói 2 oceanic sea water Monday, May 17, 2010 Available
FX002-010 FX002_2013_223_0m Faxaflói Faxaflói 2 oceanic sea water Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Available
FX002-014 FX002_2013_223_50m Faxaflói Faxaflói 2 oceanic sea water Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Available
FX003-014 FX003_2012_235_30m Faxaflói Faxaflói 3 oceanic sea water Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Available
FX003-015 FX003_2012_235_50m Faxaflói Faxaflói 3 oceanic sea water Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Available
FX007-006 FX007_2012_239_0m Faxaflói Faxaflói 7 oceanic sea water Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Available
FX007-008 FX007_2012_239_20m Faxaflói Faxaflói 7 oceanic sea water Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Available

12 material(s) available from this project

ID Type Status Source Volume
BIOM-0368 Original biomass Available FX007-006 1005.00 mL
BIOM-0370 Original biomass Available FX007-008 1005.00 mL
BIOM-0372 Original biomass Available FX007-010 1005.00 mL
BIOM-0374 Original biomass Available FX007-012 1005.00 mL
BIOM-0155 Original biomass Available FX003-014 1005.00 mL
BIOM-0156 Original biomass Available FX003-015 1005.00 mL
BIOM-0103 Original biomass Available FX002-001 5.00 mL
BIOM-0104 Original biomass Available FX002-002 5.00 mL
BIOM-0105 Original biomass Available FX002-003 5.00 mL
BIOM-0106 Original biomass Available FX002-004 5.00 mL

No strain currently available for this project