Description

The Murdoch University Algal Culture Collection (MUACC) carries out research on microalgae (phytoplankton) with a particular emphasis on microalgae with potential commercial applications. The laboratory has an extensive collection of microalgae cultures and provides an identification services for microalgae - including toxic blooms, seaweeds and seagrasses. The culture collection also provides a hosting service for algal strains for industry.

Details derived (October 2010) from:

http://www.amrin.org/CultureCollections.aspx

http://www.bsb.murdoch.edu.au/groups/asrg/Home.html

The collection was established in 1983 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Eubacteria, Plantae and Protista.

Geographic range

Australia, especially Western Australia. Cultures from around the world are also held.

Australian states covered include: Western Australia.

Number of cultures in the collection

The estimated number of cultures in the Murdoch University Algal Culture Collection is 600.

Of these 456 are databased. This represents 76.0 % of the collection.

Click the Records & Statistics tab to access those database records that are available through the atlas.

Metadata last updated on 2012-03-16 14:04:40.0

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A collection of diatoms (microalgae phytoplankton)

Photo courtesy of Murdoch University

Location

School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University
Murdoch
Western Australia 6150
Australia

Contact

Prof Michael Borowitzka
Curator
phone: (08) 9360 2333
phone: (08) 9360 6651
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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Murdoch University Algal Culture Collection has an estimated 600 cultures.
The collection has databased 76.0 % of these (456 records).

No database records for this collection can be accessed through the Atlas of Living Australia.

No records are available for viewing in the Atlas.

Images from this collection