Microbial Observatory of the Laboratoire Arago

Latest version published by Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer on Aug 6, 2014 Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer

Prof. Philippe Lebaron established the MOLA collection in 2001, and we now maintain 711 environmental bacterial strains in our collection, with new ones being added each week. Microorganisms are isolated from samples taken during oceanographic cruises all over the globe: from oligotrophic waters to the most eutrophic, at the water interface with air or sediments, or from the water column. We also isolate symbiotic bacteria associated with animals. Our broad experience with samples from different marine environments is an important advantage when developing the new and innovative culture methods used to target the unique microbial species in MOLA. Because our facilities are situated in a marine sciences research and teaching laboratory, (the Laboratoire Arago - Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls/Mer) we also benefit from the latest research breakthroughs. The MOLA collection is registered with the World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM911) in the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC). The collection has been supported by the European research project AIRWIN (Air-Water Interface), and the Institut Français de la Biodiversité (IFB).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 457 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

©UPMC,CNRS,PIERRE FABRE2008 You should cite the scientific name and MOLA number. For example, Erythrobacter sp. MOLA124.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 06767399-de21-42de-90ef-2d29e5e301fb.  Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF France.




Who created the resource:

Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer BP 44, Av du Fontaulé 66651 Banyuls sur Mer FR 33 (0) 468 887 355

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Philippe LEBARON
Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer BP 44, Av du Fontaulé 66651 Banyuls sur Mer FR 33 (0) 468 887 300

Who filled in the metadata:

Sophie Pamerlon
GBIF FRANCE 43 rue Buffon 75005 PARIS FR

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 06767399-de21-42de-90ef-2d29e5e301fb