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Country  Australia
Collection Name Australian Antarctic Division Culture Collection
Collection Acronym AAD
Lead Agency Australian Federal Government, Department of the Environment and Heritage
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Martin Riddle 
Principal Curator Dr Andrew Davidson
Postal Address Channel Highway, Kingston Tasmania, Australia, 7050
Street  Address Channel Highway, Kingston Tasmania, Australia, 7050
Contact - email andrew.davidson@aad.gov.au 
Contact - phone (+61) 3 6232 3444
Contact - fax (+61) 3 6232 3158
Website http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=3380
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Number of strains 47 strains, 15 species, 8 genera
Production technologies
Cryopreservation Research scale, no strains regularly maintained
Catalogue computerized URL
Price of cultures Cost recovery for housing and transporting cultures, apply by special request      
Main focus Collection of  marine microalgae, predominantly Phaeocystis for use in autecological studies of important Antarctic species, particularly those with a key impact or sensitivity to climate related processes. Long term curation of strains is not a key objective but the Australian Antarctic Division is well placed to conduct polar microalgal research through its frequent access to  Antarctic and Southern Ocean waters.
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Country  Australia
Collection Name Australian Water Quality Centre
Collection Acronym AWQC
Lead Agency South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water).
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Peter Baker
Principal Curator Ms Caroline Fazekas
Postal Address PMB 3 Salisbury South Australia, Australia 5108
Street  Address Hodgsons Road, Bolivar South Australia  5110      
Contact - email Caroline.Fazekas@sawater.com.au; peter.baker@sawater.com.au
Contact - phone Phone: (08) 82590238
Contact - fax FAX: (08) 82590228
Website http://www.awqc.com.au/
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Number of strains 253 strains, 26 species, 8 genera
Production technologies
Cryopreservation No
Catalogue computerized URL No
Price of cultures Generally not available, apply by special request                     
Main focus Collection of mainly freshwater cyanobacteria, including toxic species which are used in a wide variety of AWQC/CRC research projects to determine cause and solution of water quality problems in source waters and genetic investigations of cyanobacteria species . Some species in the collection are also used for the commercial production of reference standards.
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Country  Australia
Collection Name Australian National Algae Culture Collection
Collection Acronym CCLM
Lead Agency CSIRO
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Susan Blackburn
Principal Curator Mr Ian Jameson
Postal Address GPO Box 1532, Hobart Tasmania, Australia, 7001
Street  Address Castray Esplanade, Hobart Tasmania, Australia, 7000
Contact - email susan.blackburn@csiro.au; ian.jameson@csiro.au
Contact - phone (+61) 3 6232 5222
Contact - fax (+61) 3 6232 5471
Website http://www.marine.csiro.au/microalgae/
WDCM number WDCM532
WDCM web link http://www.wfcc.info/ccinfo/index.php/collection/by_id/532
Number of strains 875 strains, 326 species, 173genera
Production technologies Petri plates to 50L photobioreactors
Cryopreservation Research scale, no strains regularly maintained
Catalogue computerized URL http://www.marine.csiro.au/algaedb//FMPro?-db=CMARC%20Database.fp5&-lay=Everything&-format=search.htm&-view
Price of cultures A$ 100-150
Main focus Collection of most marine microalgae classes and some freshwater toxic cyanobacteria representing Australia's biodiversity from tropical to Antarctic waters and east to west coasts of Australia. Fundamental research in microalgal physiology and autecology, including population biology, importance of harmful algal bloom species, particularly toxin producers, aquaculture nutrition, biogeochemical processes, molecular genetic characterisation and processes, bioproduct discovery, taxonomy.
Update date Oct 20101
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Country  Australia
Collection Name CSIRO Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research Culture Collection
Collection Acronym CECR
Lead Agency CSIRO
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Jennifer Stauber
Principal Curator Ms Monique Binet
Postal Address CSIRO Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research, PMB 7, Bangor, NSW, Australia, 2233
Street  Address CSIRO Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research, Lucas Heights Science & Technology Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia, 2234
Contact - email Monique.binet@csiro.au
Contact - phone (+61) 2 9710 6812
Contact - fax (+61) 2 9710 6837
Website
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Number of strains 46 strains, 32 species, 28 genera
Production technologies
Cryopreservation No
Catalogue computerized URL No
Price of cultures Generally not available, apply by special request
Main focus Marine and freshwater species, most strains are duplicates of CCLM or other Collections, but with some novel Chlorophyceae strains  from Papua New Guinea
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Country  Australia
Collection Name University of Tasmania Harmful Algae Culture Collection
Collection Acronym UTHACC
Lead Agency University of Tasmania
Director or Lead Scientist Dr. Gustaaf Hallegraeff
Principal Curator Ms Helen Bond
Postal Address School of Plant Science, GPO Box 252-55, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001
Street  Address School of Plant Science, College Road Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia, 7005
Contact - email Hallegraeff@utas.edu.au
Contact - phone (+61) 3 6226 2603
Contact - fax (+61) 3 6226 2698
Website http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/plant_science/hab/index.htm
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Number of strains
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Cryopreservation No
Catalogue computerized URL No
Price of cultures Generally not available, apply by special request
Main focus The  culture collection is comprised primarily of toxic Australian marine Dinoflagellate and Raphidophyte species used in research to determine whether blooms are occurring in response to unusual climate conditions, coastal eutrophication or through anthropogenic introductions, e.g. via ship's ballast water. Research is also conducted on phytoplankton taxonomy and causative processes of toxin production. Long term curation of strains is not a goal of the collection.
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Country  China
Collection Name Freshwater Algae Culture Collection of the Institute of Hydrobiology
Collection Acronym FACHB-Collection
Lead Agency Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Lirong  Song
Principal Curator
Postal Address Donghu Nanlu No. 7, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Street  Address Donghu Nanlu No. 7, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Contact - email fachb@ihb.ac.cn; lrsong@ihb.ac.cn
Contact - phone 86-27-68780806      86-27-68780037
Contact - fax 86-27-68780806
Website http://english.ihb.cas.cn/
WDCM number WDCM873
WDCM web link http://www.wfcc.info/ccinfo/index.php/collection/by_id/873
Number of strains 988 strains, 235 species, 94 genera
Production technologies Mass culturing  Microcystis aeruginosa (patented), Haematococcus  pluvialis
Cryopreservation Researching for a more efficient method (a subject sponsored by CAS)
Catalogue computerized URL
(in Chinese)
http://algae.ihb.ac.cn/ProDuctAll.asp
Price of cultures Fee for standard price for academic use $15.00
Main focus 1. Culture and preservation methodssp;
2. Cyanobacteria bloom dynamics & toxin production/ characterization
3. Systematics and taxonomy
4. Microalgal physiology
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Country  Japan
Collection Name Culture collection of Akashiwo Research Institute of Kagawa Prefecture
Collection Acronym KAGAWA
Lead Agency Akashiwo Research Institute of Kagawa Prefecture
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Sadaaki Yoshimatsu
Principal Curator Dr Sadaaki Yoshimatsu
Postal Address Yashima-higashi-machi, Takamatsu, Kagawa,  761-0111 Japan
Street  Address Yashima-higashi-machi, Takamatsu, Kagawa,  761-0111 Japan
Contact - email pe6304@pref.kagawa.lg.jp
Contact - phone (+81) 87 843 6511
Contact - fax (+81) 87 841 8133
Website (in Japanese) http://www.pref.kagawa.jp/suisanshiken/
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Number of strains 138 strains, 845 species, 37 genera
Production technologies
Cryopreservation
Catalogue computerized URL
Price of cultures Generally not available, apply by special request
Main focus Marine species,most strains are harmful and toxic microalgae from the Seto Inland Sea,Japan, especially Dinophyceae and Rhaphidophyceae.
Update date Sep 2011
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Country  Japan
Collection Name Kobe University Macroalgal Culture Collection
Collection Acronym KU-MACC
Lead Agency Kobe University
Director or Lead Scientist Prof. Hiroshi Kawai
Principal Curator Dr Takahiro Yamagishi
Postal Address Kobe University Research Center for Inland Seas, Nadaku, Rokkodai, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Street  Address Kobe University Research Center for Inland Seas, Nadaku, Rokkodai, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Contact - email kumacc@kobe-u.ac.jp
Contact - phone (+81)78 803 5781
Contact - fax (+81)78 803 5781
Website http://www.research.kobe-u.ac.jp/rcis-ku-macc/E.index.html
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Number of strains 95 genera, 161 species, 338 strains
Phaeophyceae:Genus(45) Species(71) Strain(135) Rhodophyceae:Genus(42) Species(63) Strain(152) Chlorophyceae:Genus(7) Species(26) Strain(50) Schizocladiophyceae:Genus(1) Species(1) Strain(1)
Production technologies
Cryopreservation Research scale
Catalogue computerized URL http://www.research.kobe-u.ac.jp/rcis-ku-macc/E.index.html
Price of cultures JPY3,000
Main focus Marine macroalgae. Large part of the strains are from Japanese coast, but also contains strains established by Prof. Dieter Mueller (Germany).
Update date Aug 2011
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Country  Japan
Collection Name Microalgae Collection at National Research Institute of Aquaculture as Food Organisms for Aquaculture Animals
Collection Acronym NRIA
Lead Agency FRA (Fisheries Research Agency)
Director or Lead Scientist Dr. Masanori Okauchi
Principal Curator Dr. Masanori Okauchi
Postal Address National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Fisheries Research Agency ,Minamiise 422-1, Watarai-gun, Mie 516-0193, Japan
Street  Address National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Fisheries Research Agency ,Minamiise 422-1, Watarai-gun, Mie 516-0193, Japan
Contact - email gb-fra@ml.affrc.go.jp
Contact - phone (+81)599-66-1830
Contact - fax (+81)599-66-1962
Website (in Japanese) http://nria.fra.affrc.go.jp/bank/index.html
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Number of strains 18 strains, 18 species (include “sp.”), 11 genera
Production technologies 100mL Erlenmeyer Flasks with 60mL medium
Cryopreservation Research scale
Catalogue computerized URL
(in Japanese)
http://nria.fra.affrc.go.jp/bank/index.html
Price of cultures JPY6700 (Generally not available, apply by special requests from Japanese aquaculture scientists)
Main focus Marine species microalgae useful as food organisms for zoo-plankton and aquaculture animals, especially unicellular strains of diatoms, Prasinophyceae, Haptophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae, ets. Almost all strains were collected from Japanese costal sea.n.
Update date Sep 2011
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Country  Japan
Collection Name Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies
Collection Acronym NIES
Lead Agency National Institute for Environmental Studies
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Fumie Kasai
Principal Curator Dr Masanobu Kawachi
Dr Mayumi Erata
Postal Address Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2, Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
Street  Address Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2, Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
Contact - email
Contact - phone (+81)-29-850-2556
Contact - fax (+81)-29-850-2587
Website http://mcc.nies.go.jp
WDCM number WDCM591
WDCM web link http://www.wfcc.info/ccinfo/index.php/collection/by_id/591
Number of strains 2331 strains, 719 species, 348 genera
Production technologies 10 mL test tubes
Cryopreservation 444 Cyanophyta, 149 Rhodophyta, 151 Chlorophyta strains
Catalogue computerized URL http://mcc.nies.go.jp/top.do?forwardType=2
Catalogue computerized URL(PDF) http://mcc.nies.go.jp/download/list_all.pdf
Price of cultures JPY 10,000 for research, JPY 20,000 for commercial purposes, with 8% commercial tax and tranportation fee; no charge for educationnal purposes
Main focus Microalgae, protozoa and endangered algae.
NIES-Collecion maintains;
1) Environmentally significant species, e.g. more than 300 Microcystis and 183 Anabaena strains mostly isolated from ponds and lakes all over Japan.
2) Ecologically significant picoplanktonic species such as Prochlorococcus marinus and Micromonas pusilla.
3) Eendangered species such as freshwater rhodopytes (254 strains), and Charales (54 strains)
4) Evolutionarily important species, such as Mesostigma viride, and colorless protists
5) Model organisms for basic research, such as Thermosynechococcus elongatus and Cyanidioschyzon merolae
Update date Aug 2011
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Country  Korea
Collection Name Korean Collection for Type Cultures
Collection Acronym KCTC
Lead Agency Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
Director or Lead Scientist Dr. Hee-Mock Oh
Principal Curator Dr. Hee-Mock Oh
Postal Address PO Box 115, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-600, Republic of Korea
Street  Address 52 Eoeun-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333, Republic of Korea
Contact - email heemock@kribb.re.kr
Contact - phone (+82) 42 860 4321
Contact - fax (+82) 42 860 4594
Website http://kctc.kribb.re.kr/English/index.aspx
WDCM number WDCM597
WDCM web link http://www.wfcc.info/ccinfo/index.php/collection/by_id/597
Number of strains 110 strains, 44 species, 16 genera
Production technologies Petri plates to 100-L photobioreactors
Cryopreservation Research scale
Catalogue computerized URL http://kctc.kribb.re.kr/English/catalo_search.aspx?Category=ALL
Price of cultures 20,000 Won (US $ 20)
Main focus Collection of diverse micoralgae from Korean freshwaters. Fundamental research in microalgal ecology and toxicology.
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Country  Korea
Collection Name Korea Plankton Culture Collection for Industrialization
Collection Acronym KPCCI
Lead Agency partially by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation
Director or Lead Scientist Dr. Mi-Kyung Kim
Principal Curator Ms. Sun-Mi June
Postal Address Marine Science Research Center, Yeungnam University, 214-1 Daedong Gyeungsan, #712-749 South Korea
Street  Address Marine Science Research Center, Yeungnam University, 214-1 Daedong Gyeungsan, #712-749 South Korea
Contact - email mkkim@yumail.ac.kr or msi@yu.ac.kr
Contact - phone (+82) 53 810 3863
Contact - fax (+82) 53 813 3083
Website http://yu.ac.kr/~msi
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Number of strains 216 strains, 129 species, 78 genera
Production technologies 100-ml flask to 20-L carboy bottle
Cryopreservation
Catalogue computerized URL
Price of cultures 10 US$/23 ml ~ 160 US$/10 L
Main focus Collection and international hub of marine and freshwater phytoplankton and zooplankton having industrial potential for functional foods, feed stuff, environment- and bio-materials. Strains isolated from Korean waters with some inclusion of foreign strains.
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Country  Malaysia
Collection Name University of Malaya Algae Culture Collection
Collection Acronym UMACC
Lead Agency University of Malaya
Director or Lead Scientist Prof. Dr. Phang Siew Moi
Principal Curator Prof. Dr. Phang Siew Moi & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chu Wan Loy
Postal Address Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya
Street  Address 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact - email phang@um.edu.my; wanloy_chu@imu.edu.my
Contact - phone 603 - 7967 4610
Contact - fax 603 - 7967 4699
Website
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Number of strains 200 strains, 100 species, 50 genera
Production technologies Petri plates & flask culture
Cryopreservation
Catalogue computerized URL
Price of cultures RM 200 (A$ 80 )
Main focus The microalgae were isolated from diverse habitats in Malaysia, ranging from freshwater, estuarine to marine habitats. The collection supports research on: (i) Bioremediation and production of useful algal biomass; (ii) Bioindicators of heavy metal pollution; (iii) Environmental stress physiology; (iv) Phylogenetics of selected algae; (v) Bioprospecting
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Country  New Zealand
Collection Name Cawthron Institute Culture Collection of Micro-algae
Collection Acronym CICCM
Lead Agency Aquaculture and Biotechnologies Group, Cawthron Institute
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Lesley Rhodes
Principal Curator Ms Krystyna Ponikla
Postal Address Private Bag 2, Nelson, New Zealand
Street  Address 98 Halifax St East, Nelson, New Zealand
Contact - email lesley.rhodes@cawthron.org.nz; krystyna.ponikla@cawthron.org.nz
Contact - phone Phone: (0064) (03) 548-2319
Contact - fax Fax: (0064) (03) 546-9464
Website http://cultures.cawthron.org.nz/
WDCM number
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Number of strains approx. ~400 strains, ~100 species, >40 genera
Production technologies
Cryopreservation Many cultures are cryopreserved and may take some weeks before ready to supply 
Catalogue computerized URL http://cultures.cawthron.org.nz/ciccm/
Price of cultures Price available on request; there may be occasional restrictions on availability.
Main focus Marine micro-algae species and freshwater cyanobacteria producing toxins and / or bioactive compounds.  These strains are used for research purposes and the production of certified reference standards for a range of chemical compounds.
Update date Aug 2011
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Country  Thailand
Collection Name TISTR Algal Culture Collection
Collection Acronym TISTR
Lead Agency Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
Director or Lead Scientist Dr. Aparat Mahakhant
Principal Curator Dr. Aparat Mahakhant
Postal Address TISTR Algal Culture Collection, Bioscience Department 35 Mu 3 Techno Polis, Khlong 5, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120 Thailand
Street  Address TISTR Algal Culture Collection, Bioscience Department 35 Mu 3 Techno Polis, Khlong 5, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120 Thailand
Contact - email aparat@tistr.or.th
Contact - phone     (+662) 577-9030
Contact - fax     (+662) 577-9031
Website http://www.tistr.or.th/mircen
WDCM number WDCM383
WDCM web link http://www.wfcc.info/ccinfo/index.php/collection/by_id/383
Number of strains 907 strains 65 genera
Production technologies Mostly 10 mL test tubes
Cryopreservation 300 strains in -85oC freezer
Catalogue computerized URL
Price of cultures Baht 4,000 + 7 % Vat.
Main focus Freshwater algae and cyanobacteria with potential application in agriculture, industry, energy and environment. Almost all strains were isolated from ecosystems of Thailand
Update date Nov 2010
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Country  Vietnam
Collection Name Research Culture Collection of Institute of Biotechnology (VAST), Vietnam
Collection Acronym IBTRCC
Lead Agency Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology
Director or Lead Scientist Dr Dang Diem Hong
Principal Curator Ms Ngo Hoai Thu, Mr Hoang Sy Nam
Postal Address Institute of Biotechnology, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet - Cau Giay - Hanoi- Vietnam
Street  Address Algal Biotechnology Dept., Insitutute of Biotechnology, Vietnamese Academy of Scince and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi. Vietnam
Contact - email ddhong@hn.vnn.vn
Contact - phone (+84) 4 7911 059
Contact - fax (+84) 4 8363 144
Website http://www.ibt.ac.vn/en/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=69
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Number of strains 177 strains, 81 species, 32 genera
Production technologies Petri plates, tubes to 1L photobioreactors
Cryopreservation 40% of total strain  maintained -800C, some in research scale
Catalogue computerized URL
Price of cultures Generally not available, apply by special request
Main focus Collection including fresh and marine microalgae, cyanobacteria and macroalgae isolated from soil, fresh water and marine water in Viet Nam. Fundamental research in microalgal physiology such as the structure and function of photosynthetic apparatus or structure and function of the microalgal population in different ecosystems, especially in the freshwater waterbodies; biology and cultural engineering of micro- and macro- algae; technologies for wastewater treament; biodiversity of algae in the molecular levels, molecular genetic characterisation and process, molecular marker for studying harmful and toxic microalgal diversity, extraction of natural bioactive products such as polyunsaturated fatty acid as DHA, EPA, DPA, antivirus, antiinflamatory... for medicine and using algae for medicine and aquaculture.
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Country  Vietnam
Collection Name Vietnam National University - Hanoi, Algal Culture Collection (VACC)
Collection Acronym VACC
Lead Agency Vietnam National University
Director or Lead Scientist Prof. Dr Sc.  DUONG DUC TIEN; Dr. NGUYEN THI HOAI HA
Principal Curator Mr. TRAN HAI LINH
Postal Address Center of Biotechnology, Vietnam National University - Hanoi.
Street  Address Building E2, 144 Xuan Thuy Road, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Contact - email hoaiha@vnu.edu.vn; linhth@vnu.edu.vn
Contact - phone     + 84-4 7547488
Contact - fax     + 84-4 7547407
Website
WDCM number
WDCM web link
Number of strains 220 strains, 110 species, 60 genera
Production technologies
Cryopreservation Research scale, no strains regularly maintained
Catalogue computerized URL First edition will be in 2010s 
Price of cultures A$ 100-150
Main focus Main focus is on the tropical biodiversity of Vietnam fresh water and marine microalgae. A 5 year program between 2005 to 2010 is using morphological and molecular  techniques to classify a set target of  620 strains which will then be maintained at VACC. Research applications of the Collection include the use of microalgae as indicators of enviromental stress and utilization in aquaculture and agriculture. 
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