1. Collection
Registered Number 605
Acronym CPCC (formerly UTCC)
Full Name Canadian Phycological Culture Centre (formerly University of Toronto Culture Collection of Algae & Cyanobacteria)
Institution University of Waterloo
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Ms. Heather Roshon
Postal Address Department of Biology, 200 University Ave West,Waterloo,Ontario,N2L 3G1
Country Canada
Telephone 1 (1) 519-888-4567 ext 36114
Fax 1 (1) 519-746-0614
E-mail 1 hdroshon@uwaterloo.ca
Homepage https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-phycological-culture-centre/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of Waterloo, Department of Biology
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Kirsten Muller
Curator Mrs. Heather Roshon (Algology)
Number of Staff Technical Curator, Heather Roshon (1)
Co-Director, Dr. Kirsten Muller (0)
Co-Director, Dr. Monica Emelko (0)
Consultant, Judy Acreman (0)
Student Assistants (1)
Total (2)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Aquatic microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(algae, cyanobacteria, aquatic macrophytes)
Liquid N2(algae)
Control of the culture microscopic examination
sterility tests
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 275 151
Cyanobacteria 121 81
Aquatic macrophytes 4 3
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)
Aquatic macrophytes
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with most recognized collections
fee for non-profit users: $90 per 15 mL culture
fee for non-profit users outside Canada: $110 per 15 mL culture
fee for commercial users: $175 per 15 mL culture
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-phycological-culture-centre/services-provided/cultures
10. Services
Services Storage service(algae and cyanobacteria strains on safe-deposit)
Distribution(algae, cyanobacteria, and Lemna strains)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Isolation and purification techniques
Consulation about Preservation
Other Service Media preparation
Mass cultures of up to 5 L
Custom isolation of algae and cyanobacteria (time and expertise permitting)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2001-06-21
Date of Reply 2019-12-03
12. Strains