1. Collection
Registered Number 571
Acronym ACAM
Full Name The Australian Collection of Antarctic Microorganisms
Institution Cooperative Research Center for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment, University of Tasmania
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mrs. Carol Mancuso Nichols
Postal Address ,GPO Box 252-54 Hobart,Tasmania,7001
Country Australia
Telephone 1 (61) 3-62262776
Fax 1 (61) 3-62262642
E-mail 1 c.a.mancuso@utas.edu.au
E-mail 2 acam@agsci.utas.edu.au
Homepage http://www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/antcrc/micropro/acaminfo.html 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor School of Agricultural Science
Antarctic CRC
5. Personnel
Director Mrs. Carol Mancuso Nichols
Curator Carol Mancuso Nichols (Microbial ecology)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Systematics and taxonomy
Antarctic microbiology
Microbial biotechnology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Antarctic heterotrophic bacteria)
Control of the culture purity and viability checks
Deposit Mainly to collections in our country
ATCC(USA)
DSM(GERMANY)
CIP(FRANCE)
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadDSM(GERMANY)
the collection abroadNCIMB(UK)
the collection abroadCIP(FRANCE)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 400 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Bacteria
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Exchange with other collections
Fee for other research: US$ 75.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish own catalogue
Published the first catalogue in 1987 year(s)
10. Services
Services Storage service(other Antarctic strains)
Distribution
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1985-12-18
Date of Reply 2001-03-13
12. Strains
Bacteria