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.
The SAG Culture Collection of Algae primarily comprises microscopic algae and cyanobacteria from freshwater or terrestrial habitats, but also marine algae are available. With presently over 2400 strains (representing 538 genera and 1424 species) the SAG is among the three largest culture collections of algae in the world.
FACHB is the main algal culture collection in China. The collection currently holds more than 2000 strains, belonging to over 120 genera, eight phyla. It preserves numerous freshwater species as well as a small number of marine and brackish species.
The Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa at the University of Copenhagen comprises more than 1000 strains (c. 285 genera and 531 species) with representatives from most algal divisions. 865 strains are available to the public.
The Spanish Bank of Algae (BEA-Banco Español de Algas) is a service of the Scientific and Technological Park Foundation of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC).
BEA holds strains from tropical and subtropical areas, in particular of the MACARONESIAN Region. These cultures have strain numbers preceded by BEA.
UTEX, The Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin includes approximately 3,000 different strains of living algae, representing most major algal taxa. Cultures in the Collection are used for research, teaching, biotechnology development, and various other projects throughout the world. This website contains a listing of the cultures maintained by UTEX, conditions for their maintenance.