Cyanosite Culture Collection Links

ATCC, American Type Culture Collection. The premier culture collection in the US with a vast array of resources and services.

Brazilian Microbial Resources Center provides resources and connections between national culture collections in Brazil.

Chinese Culture Collections at the Chinese Academy of Sciences with the State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources.

Culture Centre of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP), in Cambridge, with thousands of strains in the collection and media recipes. A variety of other resources available through this national collection.

SAG - Culture Collection of Algae at Goettingen University. Contains information on culture media, image gallery, price and ordering info, as well as a strain catalogue/database.

Freshwater Diatom Culture Collection, original collection of Dr. David Czarnecki at Loras College of freshwater diatoms has moved to UTEX.

Canadian Center for the Culture of Microorganisms houses the North East Pacific Culture Collection (NEPCC) and the Freshwater Algal Culture Collection (FWAC).

Pasteur Culture Collection of Cyanobacteria (PCC) is the premier collection of cyanobacterial cultures. Originating from the collections of Roger Stanier, this is an outstanding source for cyanobacterial cultures and resources.

National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA), part of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science. Maintains important and representative living cultures of algae, bacteria, and viruses from marine environments. Formerly the Provasoli - Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton, in Maine

NBRC Microalgal Collection from the Marine Biotechnology Institute (MBI), Kamaishi, Japan.

UC Berkeley and Jepson Herbaria, collections of preserved, documented plant specimens that are irreplaceable physical records of biodiversity, structural and chemical variation, biogeographic distribution, and ecology.

Canadian Phycological Culture Centre (CPCC), at University of Toronto is Canada's national service collection of freshwater algae and cyanobacteria. Formerly the UTCC, University of Toronto Culture Collection of Algae and Cyanobacteria.

UTEX Culture Collection, cultures at University of Texas at Austin. Their collection includes living algae representing most major algal taxa. Includes resources and media recipes.

World Federation of Culture Collections provides a comprehensive directory of culture collections, databases on microbes and cell lines, and a gateway to biodiversity, molecular biology and genome projects.


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