Welcome to Canadian Phycological Culture Centre

Announcements:

Happy Holidays 2016!

  • The CPCC will be closed from Friday, December 23 to Monday, January 2, inclusive.
  • The deadline for us to receive orders to be shipped before the holidays is Monday, December 12, assuming that the orders are for small volumes of quick-growing algae. Larger volumes and/or slower-growing algae will be shipped as soon as possible in January 2017.
  • Our last day for shipping Canadian orders this year is Tuesday, December 20. If your facility is open until Friday, December 23, an exception may be granted, in which case, your order will be shipped on Wednesday, December 21.
  • Our last day for shipping U.S. orders this year is Monday, December 19. If your facility is open until Friday, December 23, an exception may be granted to U.S. clients, in which case, your order will be shipped on Tuesday, December 20.
  • Our last day for shipping all other International orders this year is Monday, December 12. If your facility is open until Friday, December 23, an exception may be granted to European clients, in which case, your order will be shipped on Monday, December 19.
  • All orders received by Tuesday, December 21 will be processed prior to facility closure so that they are ready to be shipped as soon as possible in January 2017.
  • The first shipping date in 2017 is Tuesday, January 3.

Have a safe and happy holiday!


Welcome to the Canadian Phycological Culture Centre (CPCC), formerly known as the University of Toronto Culture Collection of Algae and Cyanobacteria (UTCC). Founded in 1987, the CPCC provides research quality cultures, culture medium, and other related services to educational institutions, government and commercial laboratories worldwide.

Housed at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Biology, the CPCC is internationally recognized as a major service collection of living freshwater algal, cyanobacterial and Lemna spp. (duckweed) cultures. Strains are often used for environmental research and biotechnology applications including:

  • a potential source of biofuels and natural novel products
  • carbon sequestration
  • bioremediation
  • bio-control and toxic effects of cyanobacteria
  • toxin detection methods
  • algal bloom studies
  • ecotoxicity testing
  • physiology and molecular basis of metal toxicity and tolerance in algae
  • the impact of ultra-violet radiation on algae
  • taxonomic identification of algae by DNA barcoding
  • taste and odour problems in drinking water
  • aesthetic landscaping (i.e., algae gardens)

Last updated: November 3, 2016.

Logo designed by Daniel Hsia; photos provided courtesy of Judy Acreman, Daniel Hsia, and Mary Olaveson. Images are subject to copyright; please do not copy or reproduce them without permission.

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