ECCO member data

Acronym CCAP
Mailing address Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS Ltd.), Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Oban
Correspondent Dr. John Day (Head of CCAP), Mrs Rachel Saxon (Administrator)
Tel.: +44 (0)1631 559268
Fax: +44 (0)1631 559001
Member holdingsCCAP (Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa) holds nearly 3000 strains of marine and freshwater algae, protists and seaweeds from across the globe.

The collection is made up of a wide range of taxa including cyanobacteria, eukaryotic phytoplankton, thalloid red algae, multicellular seaweeds, free-living non-pathogenic protozoa, and a small number of potentially pathogenic protozoa (Acanthamoebae).
Services offered
  • DNA extracts
  • Microscopic and genetic identification
  • Starter cultures for aquaculture and biotechnology
  • cultures for ecotoxicology and biocide testing
  • we are an International Depository Authority (IDA) and accept cultures for Patent Deposit
  • confidential depository for commercially valuable strains
  • algal mass cultures
  • cryopreservation of algae and protozoa
  • fundamental and applied contract research
  • consultancy
  • training courses in Algaculture for Biotechnology, Cryopreservation, and custom courses

Research interests within the group include:

  • algal biofuels
  • algal biotechnology
  • algal stress physiology
  • Biological Resource Centres (BRC)
  • cryopreservation
  • cryoinjury
  • use of molecular methods in culture collections
  • bioinformatics and networking¬†
  • harmful algal bloom causing algae
  • marine algal taxonomy
Quality Management SystemWe operate to the UKNCC Quality Management System

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