Cawthron Institute
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Nelson 7042
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CICCM Database

Data entry is continuous, images and references are added as cultures are submitted to the collection. A current list of CICCM micro-algal strains, including many new cyanobacterial strains, can be found by selecting Culture Search from CICCM Home Page.

CICCM Culture Collection is listed on the following websites:

WDCM – World Data Centre for Microorganisms:

AOACC – Network of Asia Oceania Algal Culture Collections:



International Conferences on Harmful Algae (ICHA):

The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae will be held in Nantes, France, October 21st to 26th, 2018.

International Conferences on Algal Biotechnology:

The 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology was held in Bangkok, Thailand, November 15 – 18, 2016