The collection currently holds >500 strains including many snow algae that make up Green Snow. The database also lists information on 27 specimens of Red and Grey snow - however, these are no living strains and cannot be ordered. Though specialised on psychrophilic and psychrotolerant algae, also several mesophilic and thermophilic algae and cyanobacteria, as well as a small number of psychrotolerant eubacteria, fungi and mosses are housed. Most snow algal strains are unique to our collection, but also algal strains from other culture collections are secured as duplicate strains. The taxonomy of snow algae is yet poorly resolved. Strain names with a "cf." in front of the genus or species name indicate that its taxonomic status is still unclear. We are continuously updating the taxonomy; any input from our customers is welcome. Most strains are clonal and axenic, i.e. in the case of algae, free from fungi or bacteria.
To browse through our strains according to their geographic origin and directly access the strain details simply click on the icons on the map below.
You may also download a respective kml-file for display in georeferencing maps (e.g. GoogleMaps) from the eye-icon in the top menu bar.
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