Cryopreservation of microalgae from desert environments of Qatar

  title={Cryopreservation of microalgae from desert environments of Qatar},
  author={Imen Saadaoui and Maryam Al Emadi and Touria Bounnit and Kira Schipper and Hareb Al Jabri},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
The Qatar University Culture Collection of Cyanobacteria and Microalgae (QUCCCM) is a unique resource containing a diverse collection of microalgae and cyanobacteria, isolated from the Qatar desert environment. In order to ensure maximum preservation of this resource, a number of cryopreservation techniques were applied to various strains, and the preservation effectiveness (cell viability and lipid productivity) was determined. The conditions tested were direct, passive, and freeze-cooling… CONTINUE READING