The algal bank at University of Gothenburg (GU Marine Culture - GUMACC) provides cultures of marine microalgae.
Please contact Monica Appelgren for a list of available strains and comprehensive information about each strain.
Scientists from GU1 Free of charge
Non-profit organisations 250 SEK + shipping
Others 1000 SEK + shipping
1GU = University of Gothenburg
Large quantities of culture are supplied after special arrangement.
Shipping: Cultures are usually shipped two weeks after order. You are welcome to pick up the cultures yourself. Marine ecology is on the fifth floor in the Botanhuset, Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B in Gothenburg.
Shipping cost: Actual cost of shipping will be charged.
We prefer signed orders sent by E-mail or by fax. Please make sure that your VAT-number, shipping address, invoice address and E-mail address is included. A confirmation of the order with expected shipping date will be sent back to you.
If you have questions you should contact:
Phone: +46 31 786 2704
Fax: +46 31 786 2727
The main purpose of the culture collection is to serve scientists and others at the University of GOtheburg with planktonic microalgae for their activity. Others are welcome to order cultures as well but are expected to pay the full cost. Important uses of cultures are for ecological and other experiments and teaching. New cultures will be established mainly from the Kattegat-Skagerrak area.
Algae have been cultured at Marine botany since the establishment of the institute in 1955. A collection of planktonic microalgae to be used as standards for HPLC-analysis (HPLC = High Performance Liquid Chromatography) of photosynthetic pigments has been maintained since 1992. This collection has subsequently been enlarged. In 1999 GMF started to support the collection and it was named GUMACC. Previously GMF supported a culture collection at Lund University 1989-1998. That collection (LAC = Lund Algal Collection) was moved to Kalmar and is now known as KAC.
PO Box 461, 405 30 GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN, Box 461, 405 30 GÖTEBORG
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B
+46 31-786 2704
+46 31-786 2727
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(UTEX)University of Texas, Algae Culture Collection