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:
The collection was established in 1983 and continues to the present.
Kingdoms covered include: Eubacteria, Plantae and Protista.
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
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.