1. Collection
Registered Number 829
Acronym RCC
Full Name Roscoff Culture Collection
Institution Station Biologique de Roscoff
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Daniel Vaulot
Postal Address BP 74,Roscoff,Brittany,29682
Country France
Telephone 1 (33) 2-98 29 23 23
Fax 1 (33) 2-98 29 23 24
E-mail 1 rcc@sb-roscoff.fr
Homepage http://www.roscoff-culture-collection.org 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Sorbonne University (Paris)
Brittany Region
Conseil general du Finistere
European Union
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Daniel Vaulot
E-Mail:vaulot@sb-roscoff.fr
Curator Dr. Probert Ian (Technical director)
E-mail:probert@sb-roscoff.fr
Mrs. Gourvil Priscillia (Curator)
E-mail:gourvil@sb-roscoff.fr
Mr. Gachenot Martin (Assistant curator)
E-mail:gachenot@sb-roscoff.fr
Number of Staff Algology (5)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Ecology
General microbiology
Marine biology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Picoplankton
Viruses
Phototrophic bacteria
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Microalgae, Viruses)
Liquid N2(Microalgae, Bacteria)
Control of the culture Microscopy
18S rDNA sequence
18S rDNA RFLP
HPLC pigment analysis
Spectrofluorimetry
Flow cytometry
Deposit to your collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
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)
Bacteria 289 200
Protozoa 10 0
Viruses: plants 204 200
Cyanobacteria 531 80
Microalgae 3540 1000
Macroalgae 30 25
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
Protozoa
Viruses: plants
Cyanobacteria
Microalgae
Macroalgae
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Schools
exchange with NIES, NCMA, CCAP, CSIRO
fee for 50 €/strain for public sector users, 150€/strain for private sector users (+ shipment costs)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://www.roscoff-culture-collection.org
10. Services
Services Storage service(cryopreserved strains)
Distribution(live starter cultures)
Identification(microalgae / cyanobacteria)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2002-06-26
Date of Reply 2018-05-16