Welcome to ACOI

This is a database of the collection of microalgae at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra. It includes a list of about 3,000 cultures identified to species level, the media recipes and related information. Cultures are unialgal, but not axenic.

Nearly 1,000 other remaining cultures, identified to genus level, are still waiting to be added to this database.

Image gallery is not complete. It will show at least one micrograph/drawing of each listed species; the size of the cells has yet to be inserted.

For any question, please go to contacts.

We acknowlege the financial support provided by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) to improve this website, under the programs COMPETE and FEDER.