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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).

Customer service

  • Cathy Johnston, ANASS Manager and ANACC Senior Research Technician, after 31 wonderful years with CSIRO, has retired from CSIRO. Please direct all Supply Service enquires to

ANASS algae orders are suspended from Monday, 11 December 2023 for the Christmas holiday period and will resume in the new year on Monday, 8 January 2024.

We have supplied high quality microalgae 'starter' cultures and technical advice to industry, research and educational institutions in more than 65 countries since 1986.

Microalgae supply service manager, Cathy Johnston.

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

We 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 PDF (959 KB), 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.

Australian National Algae Culture Collection (ANACC) Strain List 2022 PDF (959 KB)

Detailed information

Use this service

Contact the Australian National Algae Supply Service for general information and a list of available strains.


Our Supply Service prices have increased as of 1st July 2019. Please refer to the pricing and payment information DOCX (67 KB) for new prices. Orders are dispatched via courier to ensure arrival in the best possible condition.

For general enquiries please contact


CSIRO Hobart
Castray Esplanade
Battery Point
Tas 7004

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