UTEX Culture Collection of Algae at The University of Texas at Austin (UTEX)

February 22, 2023

Collection Website


Organizational structure


Collection Institution/Entity

The University of Texas at Austin

Staff working with the Collection


Collection Contact

David Nobles

Position of Collection contact


Collection Email


Collection Phone


Collection can be contacted


  • Has continued institutional support
  • Interested in Culture Collections Exchange
  • Interested in working with samples from different repositories
  • Interested in Collaborative Programs
  • Ability to accept orphan collections
  • Collection contains reference strains

Collection Category

Publicly available (qualified curator, collection management policies, microbial specimens, a database of collection information, an online strain catalog, and distributes strains to the scientific community)

Collection follows best management practice guideline

None of the Above

Organisms in Collection


Training opportunities provided by Collection

Culture Collection management (e.g. quality control procedures, databases, etc., Culturing and preservation methods (including cryopreservation), Fermentation and other large volume production methods

Funding Sources for Research performed with Collection specimens

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Availability and distribution mechanisms

Fee per strain for distribution

Services provided by Collection

Storage service (safe deposit), Strain isolation/taxonomic identification, Custom material preparation (such as genomic DNA/RNA), Consulting

Consultations provided by Collection

Preservation, Propagation

Host Associations in Collection

Other Plants, Amphibians, Humans, Soil, Water, Built Environment

Research fields relevant to Collection

Agriculture, Cell biology, Culture and preservation methods, Ecology, General microbiology, Industrial microbiology, Molecular biology, Plant pathology, Starter cultures for foods/beverages, Synthetic biology, Systematics and taxonomy