The CCMP is the national marine phytoplankton collection, and it is an integral part of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The CCMP maintains over 2500 strains from around the world, the preponderance are marine phytoplankters but we also have benthic, macrophytic, freshwater and heterotrophic organisms.
You can search our online catalog for strains using taxonomic, geographic and other parameters. Strain records have (when available):
- collection and isolation information
- culturing medium recipes and growth conditions
- GenBank accession link
- collection site map
- link to the taxonomic database Microscope