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The algal bank, GUMACC

The algal bank at University of Gothenburg (GU Marine Culture - GUMACC) provides cultures of marine microalgae.

The main purpose of the culture collection is to serve scientists and others at the University of Gotheburg with planktonic microalgae for their activity. Others are welcome to order cultures as well but are expected to pay the full cost. Important uses of cultures are for ecological and other experiments and teaching. New cultures will be established mainly from the Kattegat-Skagerrak area.

Available strains

Please contact Olga Kourtchenko for a list of available strains and comprehensive information about each strain.

Prices (two 10 ml tubes with culture)

Scientists from GU1         Free of charge
Non-profit organisations     250 SEK + shipping
Others                           1000 SEK + shipping

Large quantities of culture are supplied after special arrangement.

How to order

We prefer signed orders sent by E-mail or by fax. Please make sure that your VAT-number, shipping address, invoice address and E-mail address is included. A confirmation of the order with expected shipping date will be sent back to you.

Shipping: Cultures are usually shipped two weeks after order. You are welcome to pick up the cultures yourself. Department of Marine Sciences is on the fifth floor in the Botanhuset, Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B in Gothenburg.
Shipping cost: Actual cost of shipping will be charged.

If you have questions you should contact:
Olga Kourtchenko
Phone: +46 31-786 2298
E-mail: Olga Kourtchenko
Fax: +46 31 786 2727


Algae have been cultured at Marine botany since the establishment of the institute in 1955. A collection of planktonic microalgae to be used as standards for HPLC-analysis (HPLC = High Performance Liquid Chromatography) of photosynthetic pigments has been maintained since 1992. This collection has subsequently been enlarged. In 1999 GMF started to support the collection and it was named GUMACC. Previously GMF supported a culture collection at Lund University 1989-1998. That collection (LAC = Lund Algal Collection) was moved to Kalmar and is now known as KAC.



Page Manager: Annika Wall|Last update: 6/1/2020

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