1. Collection
Registered Number 873
Acronym FACHB
Full Name Freshwater Algae Culture Collection, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institution Institute of Hydrobiology ,Chinese Academy of Sciences
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Lirong Song
Postal Address Donghu Nanlu No. 7,Wuhan,Hubei,430072
Country China
Telephone 1 (86) -2768780806
Telephone 2 (86) -27-68780871
Fax 1 (86)- 27-68780871
Fax 2 (86)- 27-68780123
E-mail 1 lrsong@ihb.ac.cn
E-mail 2 fachb@ihb.ac.cn
Homepage http://algae.ihb.ac.cn 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
Chinese Academy of Sciences
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
Institute of Hydrobiology
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Lirong Song
Curator Prof. Lirong Song (Algal Biology)
Assoc. Prof. Guoxiang Liu (Taxonomy and systematics)
Dr. Qi Zhang (Taxonomy and systematics)
Mrs. Xiaoming Zhang (Algology)
Mrs. Lingling Zheng (Cultivation and Physiology)
Mrs. Tianli Li (Cultivation)
Mr. Chao Shi (Database construction and maintenence)
Mrs. Fan Du (Cultivation)
Number of Staff Algology (7)
Computer specialist (1)
Total (8)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Freeze drying
Systematics and taxonomy
Applied Phycology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Cyanophyta ,Chorophyta,Euglenophyta,Bacillariophyta,Rhodophyta,Cryptophyta,Pyrrophyta,Chrysophyta)
Liquid N2(Cyanophyta ,Chorophyta)
Control of the culture Bacteria-free purification
Morphological observation under microscopy
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
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadUtex-Collection(ATCC)
the collection abroadPCC-Collection
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 1138 941
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)
Algae 1138 941 1580 1500
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Collaborated algal culture collections
exchange with Other algal culture collections
fee for Standard price for academic use $25.00
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 1999 year(s)
Plan to publish the 3rd edition in 2013
Catalogue Computerized http://algae.ihb.ac.cn/Dictionary.aspx
10. Services
Services Distribution
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Consulation about Preservation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2004-12-07
Date of Reply 2013-05-31