1. Collection
Registered Number 835
Acronym CCMA-UFSCar
Full Name Freshwater Microalgae Collection Cultures
Institution University Federal of Sao Carlos
Comment Around five hundred species are now cultived under unialga,l and several axenic, conditions
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Armando a. Henriques Vieira
Postal Address Via Washington Luis km 235,Sao Carlos,Sao Paulo,13565-905
Country Brazil
Telephone 1 (55) 16-33066682
Telephone 2 (55) 16-33518311
Fax 1 (55) 16-33518308
E-mail 1 ahvieira@ufscar.br
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor FAPESP
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Armando A. Henriques Vieira
Curator Prof. Armando Augusto Henriques Vieira (physiology)
Dr. Luis Antonio Sartori (technician)
Dr. Inessa Lacativa Bagatini (physiology)
Dr. Letícia Piton Tessarolli (physiology)
Number of Staff Algology (5)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Biochemistry
Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Extracellular polysaccharides role
Interaction algae/bacteria
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(microalgae:chlorococcacean, desmids, volvocaceans, chaetophoracean. Diatoms, xanthophytes and cyanob)
Control of the culture microscopy
bacteria and fungi tests
AFLP (genetic stability)
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your 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)
Cyanobacteria 25 23
Microalgae 475 475
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)
Cyanobacteria 27 25 80 0
Microalgae 350 345 75 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Public Universities
Free to Governamental Institutions
Free to Students
Exchange with National collections
Fee for Private Institutions
Fee for commercial proposes
Fee for Private companies
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 1978 year(s)
Need help to publish
Publish own catalogue
10. Services
Services Distribution(microalgae inocula)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
algicides bioassays
metal complexation
coloides production
Consulation about Preservation
bimassa production
blooms occurence
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2003-02-27
Date of Reply 2013-03-23