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CSIRO, Australian National Algae Culture Collection, Global, 1949-2008
CSIRO - Australian National Algae Culture Collection
Contact: Marine and Atmospheric Research (CSIRO-CMAR), more

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The Australian National Algae Culture Collection (ANACC) is housed at the Hobart laboratories of CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. The collection consists of 1000 strains of more than 300 microalgae species. more

These microalgae species include Bacillariophyta (diatoms), Chlorophyta (unicellular green algae including Chlorophyceae, Prasinophyceae and Trebouxiophyceae), Chrysophyta (golden algae), Cryptophyta (cryptomonads), Cyanophyta (blue-green algae or cyanobacteria), Dinophyta (dinoflagellates), Euglenophyta (euglenoid flagellates), Eustigmatophyceae (eustigmatophytes), Haptophyta (prymnesiophytes), Raphidophyta (chloromonads) and Rhodophyta (red algae). 779 strains have associated georeferenced data and information on these is supplied to OBIS, the Ocean Biogeographic Information System. A small proportion of the strains (mainly of Cyanophyta) represent freshwater species, with the majority being marine or brackish. Some strains have originated from other algal culture collections worldwide, while the majority are new isolates from the Australian region.

Biology, Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (Australia); Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR), more

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OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-19
Information last updated: 2015-05-20
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