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Culture Collections - Algae
Culture collections available for R&D, teaching or commercial use
AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete
Algobank-Caen is the microalgal culture collection of the University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France. Algobank-Caen provides monospecific microalgal strains for research, education and industry. Simple or multi-criteria searches can be conducted in the catalogue of strains. The collection consists of 471 strains of marine, brackish water and freshwater microalgae.
Australian National Algae Culture Collection
This unique bank of Australian biodiversity contains marine and freshwater microalgal classes sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.
Canadian Phycological Culture Centre (CPCC)
As Canada's national service collection of freshwater algae and cyanobacteria the collection maintains around 500 strains of algae and cyanobacteria
CCAC Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Cologne (Germany)
The CCAC maintains more than 2700 strains from around the world. The strains are clonal or single cell isolates, if not otherwise stated. Approximately 50% of the strains are currently available to the public.
Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (U.K.)
The Collection functions as the national service collection of algae and protozoa in the UK.
Culture Collections Information Worldwide
Culture Collections Information Worldwide is a database management system for culture collections in the world
Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, (Japan)
Culture strains of cyanobacteria, eukaryotic microalgae, protozoa and endangered algae available for educational, research and developmental purposes
National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) (USA)
The NCMA maintains the largest and most diverse collection of publically available marine algal strains in the world
Roscoff Culture Collection (RCC) (France)
The RCC maintains 3,478 strains of marine phytoplankton, bacteria and viruses.