# Collection / Database Description / Address
1 ACOI - Coimbra Collection of Algae Department of Botany, University of Coimbra, Portugal
2 AlgaeBase Database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms
3 Algobank Université de Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
4 ANACC - Australian National Algae Culture Collection Hobart Laboratory of CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Tasmania, Australia (formely CCLM - CSIRO Collection of Living Microalgae)
5 APCC - Antarctic Protist Culture Collection Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod), USA
6 ATCC - American Type Culture Collection LGC Standards
7 BEA - Banco Español de Algas (Spanish Bank of Algae) Marine Biotechnology Center of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
8 CAUP - Culture Collection of Algae of Charles University of Praque Department of Botany, Praha, Czech Republic
9 CC - Chlamydomonas Center An Online Informatics Resource for Chlamydomonas
10 CCAC - Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Cologne Botanisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany
11 CCALA - Culture Collection of Autotrophic Organisms Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, TREBON
12 CCAM - Culture Collection of Algae Marburg Department of Cell Biology and Applied Botany, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
13 CCAP - Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory, Oban, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom
14 CCCM - Canadian Center for the Culture of Microorganisms Department of Botany, University Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Contain: NEPCC - North East Pacific Culture Collection (marine algae) and FWAC - Freshwater Algal Culture Collection
15 CCCryo - Culture Collection of Cryophilic Algae Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT in Potsdam-Golm
16 CCMEE - Culture Collection of Microorganisms from Extreme Environments Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Oregon, USA
17 CICCM - The Cawthron Institute Culture Collection of Micro-Algae Cawthron, Nelson, New Zealand
18 CODIMAR - Marine Dinoflagellates Collection Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR), La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
19 CPCC- Canadian Phycological Culture Centre Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo (formerly UTCC - University of Toronto Culture Collection of Algae and Cyanobacteria)
20 DCCBC - Dunaliella Culture Collection at Brooklyn College Department of Biology, Brooklyn College of CUNY, New York, USA
21 ECCO - European Culture Collections Organisation Promoting collaboration and exchange of ideas and information about all aspects of culture collection activity
22 FACHB - Freshwater Algae Culture Collection of the CAS Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Wuhan, China
23 GUMACC - Göteborg University Marine Culture Collection Department of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University, Sweden
24 HCC - Hawaii Culture Collection Marine Bioproducts Engineering Center (MarBEC) at the University of Hawaii
25 KAC - Kalmar Algae Collection Toxic Marine Phytoplankton Cultures, Dept. of Marine Sciences, Kalmar University, Sweden
26 KU-MACC - Kobe University Macro-Algal Culture Collection Kobe University Research Center for Inland Seas (KURCIS)
27 Loras College Freshwater Diatom Culture Collection Loras College Freshwater Diatom Collection was transferred in 2006 from Loras College, Iowa, USA  to UTEX
28 MZCH-SVCK - Microalgae Zygnemataceae Collection Hamburg Institut für Allgemeine Botanik der Universität Hamburg, Germany (formerly SVCK - Sammlung von Conjugaten-Kulture)
29 NBRC - NITE Biological Resource Center National Institute of Technology and Evaluation NITE, Chiba, Japan (MBIC - Marine Biotechnology Institute Culture collection were transferred to NITE in October 2006)
30 NCMA - National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine, U.S.A (formely CCMP The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton)
31 NIES Collection Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (MCC NIES), Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
32 NORCCA - Norwegian Culture Collection of Algae Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the University of Oslo (UiO)
33 PCC - Pasteur Culture Collection of Cyanobacteria Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
34 PLY - Plymouth Culture Collection of Marine Algae Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK
35 RCC - Roscoff Culture Collection Station Biologique, Roscoff, France
36 SAG - Sammlung von Algenkulturen der Universität Göttingen Culture Collection of Algae (SAG) at the University of Göttingen, Germany
37 SCCAP - Scandinavian Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa Institute for Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
38 StrainInfo Online Bioportal for Strain Data
39 TCC - Thonon Culture Collection National network R-SYST, France,
freshwater microalgae
40 UTEX - Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
41 WDCM - WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms World Data Centre for Microorganisms, Yata, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
42 WFCC - World Federation for Culture Collections WFCC is a Multidisciplinary Commission of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) and a Federation within the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)

Books - Algal culture

1 Algal Culturing Techniques - 2005, Robert Andersen (Ed.)
2 Handbook of Microalgal Culture: Biotechnology and Applied Phycology - 2004, Amos Richmond (Ed.)