Dispatch of orders
ANASS algae orders will be suspended for 2 weeks from Monday, 22 November and resume 6 December for the last week of ANASS order dispatches for 2021.
ANASS algae orders will be suspended from Monday, 13 December 2021 and resume Monday, 10 January 2022.
We have an annual CSIRO site wide shutdown during the Christmas holiday period from Monday, 27 December 2021 until Monday, 3 January 2022 along with staff holiday leave.
ANACC database maintenance
The ANACC database is undergoing annual maintenance and is not currently accessible. For any strains enquiries or for a copy of our strains list please contact the supply service (details below).
We have supplied high quality microalgae 'starter' cultures and technical advice to industry, research and educational institutions in more than 65 countries since 1986.
We continue to be the major supplier of microalgae cultures to the Australian aquaculture industry, for which microalgae are the essential first foods for larval and juvenile animals.
All our cultures are grown under controlled-environment conditions in a purpose-built, Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) accredited algal culture facility.
Our microalgae culture supply
- cultures in 20 millilitre and 250 millilitre quantities
- algal plate cultures for selected aquaculture strains
- a selection of discounted strains available for educational purposes.
Available microalgae strains
We have a large selection of microalgae strains, including those from marine, estuarine and freshwater species capturing Australia's unique microalgae biodiversity. We can supply commonly used aquaculture strains and toxin producing species. Selected strains are axenic (bacteria-free).
The ANACC Database provides basic information on available strains. It is hosted on a Filemaker Pro 16 Server platform. The current version was released October 2014 and is in Beta test mode. To access please visit the ANACC Database directory and select either CMARC Database (for microalgae strains) or CCLM Lipids (for ANACC Lipid file, which provides separate lipid profile information on selected strains).
Information on CSIRO coded strains no longer held or strains recently acquired and not data-based can be requested through the contact form below.
Our microalgae culture methods are also available online.