1. Collection
Registered Number 2
Acronym NCMA
Full Name Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota
Institution Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Institution Photo
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mrs. Sara Yentsch
Postal Address 60 Bigelow Drive,East Boothbay,ME,04544
Country U.S.A.
Telephone 1 (1) 207-315-2567
Fax 2 (1) 207-315-2320
E-mail 1 syentsch@bigelow.org
Homepage http://ncma.bigelow.org/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor U.S.A. National Science Foundation
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Michael Lomas
Curator Mrs. Julie Sexton (-)
Number of Staff Algology (5)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Culture and preservation methods
Marine biology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Evolution biology
Algal Culturing and Cryopreservation Methods
7. Preservation
Control of the culture visual via light & electron microscopy
molecular via gene sequences
bacterial testing for axenic strains
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)
Algae 2799 0
Bacteria 75 0
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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for Academic institutions: US$ 150.00
fee for Private industry: US$ 175.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized https://ncma.bigelow.org/
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(algae (including single-celled microalgae and multicellular algae), eukaryotic protists, bacteria, archaea or viruses from any aquatic environments )
Storage service(algae and bacteria)
Distribution(algae and bacteria)
Identification(algae )
Training Culture and preservation methods
Algal Culturing Techniques Course
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
Algal growth
Mass culture
Strain selection
Other Service Mass Cultures
DNA isolation from strains
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1984-07-24
Date of Reply 2014-07-09
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi