Culture collections

Equipment Type: Culture collections

With 3000 strains of marine and freshwater algae, protists and seaweeds, SAMS' Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) is the most diverse collection of its kind in the world.

CCAP provides cyanobacterial, protistan and macro-algal cultures, bioinformatic data, services and advice to the scientific community world-wide. Businesses, researchers and educators can purchase cultures from CCAP via our public online catalogue, which contains 2,600 of our cultures.

CCAP is a national service culture collection (also called a Biological Resource Centre) funded by the Natural Environment Research Council as part of the UK's scientific infrastructure.

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