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Algal culture collection

Collection 12 0 C under low light. Photo: IBED

The AME algae culture collection exits of fresh water and of some marine species. The collection is regularly transferred into new medium, in order to keep the species in good growing condition.


  1. Experiments with batch and continuous cultures.
  2. For education

Species are also delivered to other institutes.

The collection exists of 3 subcollections:

  • Culture collection at room temperature
  • Collection 12 0 C under low light
  • Axenic collection
    - This collection is used for experiments where axenic cultures are essential.
Culture collection at room temperature. Photo: IBED

Contact information

Please contact us for more information:

Dr. J.M. (Merijn) Schuurmans

Faculty of Science

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics