1. Collection
Registered Number 606
Acronym UTEX
Full Name The Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas Austin
Institution University of Texas at Austin
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. David Nobles
Postal Address 205 West 24th Street, Stop A6700,Austin,Texas,78712-1240
Country U.S.A.
Telephone 1 (1) 512-471-4019
Telephone 2 (1) 512-232-1834
Fax 1 (1) 512-471-0354
E-mail 1 utalgae@uts.cc.utexas.edu
E-mail 2 dnobles@austin.utexas.edu
Homepage http://www.utex.org 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor The National Science Foundation (USA)
The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Jerry Brand
Curator Dr. David Nobles (Curator)
Mr. Stephen Pena (Culture Collection Manager)
Mrs. Ana Aguilar ( Facility Manager)
E-mail: ana.aguilar@utexas.edu
Mr. Nick Davis (Business Manager)
Number of Staff Algology (3)
Assistants (2)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Biochemistry
Culture and preservation methods
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(Algae)
Control of the culture Microscopic examination prior to shipping
Periodic microscopic examination of stock cultures
Re-isolation by standard microbial techniques when contamination is detected
Discard cultures when morphology changes
DNA Barcoding
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 3061 1984
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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Select few academic algal collections
exchange with Select academic algal collections
fee for US Academic institutions: US$ 50.00
fee for US Government organizations: US$ 50.00
fee for All other organizations: US$ 100.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized www.utex.org
10. Services
Services Storage service(Microalgae and Cyanobacteria)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Genetic engineering
Analytical Biochemistry
DNA Barcoding
Consulation about Preservation
Scaled Growth
Other Service Local tours
Cryopreservation of proprietary collections
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2003-07-23
Date of Reply 2015-05-28
12. Strains