1. Collection
Registered Number 522
Acronym CCAP
Full Name Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa
Institution Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS Ltd)
Other Standard UKNCC
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mrs. Rachel Saxon
Postal Address Scottish Marine Institute,Oban,Argyll,PA37 1QA
Country U.K.
Telephone 1 (44) 1631-559000
Telephone 2 (44) 1631-559268
Fax 1 (44) 1631-559001
E-mail 1 ccap@sams.ac.uk
Homepage http://www.ccap.ac.uk 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Natural Environment Research Council
5. Personnel
Director Mrs. Christine Campbell
Curator Mrs. Christine N. Campbell (Marine Algae)
Ms. Cecilia Rad Menéndez (Marine diatoms, cyanoprokaryotes, molecular sequencing)
Ms. Joanne Field (Protozoa, marine algae, cryopreservation)
Ms. Naomi Thomas (Freshwater algae)
Ms. Karen Mackechnie (Protozoa, cyanoprokaryotes)
Ms. Rachel Allen (Protozoa, freshwater algae)
Number of Staff Algology (3)
Assistants (1)
Protozoology (2)
Administrator (1)
Total (7)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Marine biology
Culture and preservation methods
Molecular biology
Applied microbiology
General microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Evolutionary biology
Cell biology
Aquatic microbiology
Microbial populations genetics
Harmful algal blooms
Aquaculture larval feeding
Algal inorganic biochemistry
Chemical ecology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(algae, protozoa)
Subculturing(algae, protozoa)
Control of the culture microscopic examination
microbiological tests
purity check for strains
Deposit to your collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from 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 2500 0
Protozoa 350 0
Rotifer 1 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 exchange with other collections
fee for 50UK pounds to academic institutions
fee for 120UK pounds to commercial customers
fee for non-standard - negotiable
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(WIPO)
Storage service(Confidential deposit)
Identification(Algae (In-house/Forward to experts))
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Algae for aquaculture
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
Algal Taxonomy
Nagoya Protocol
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-28
Date of Reply 2020-04-29
12. Strains