UTEX Culture Collection of Algae

The principal function of UTEX is the maintenance of its diverse stock of living algae, in order to make these algal strains available to a user community worldwide at modest cost. Cultures in the Collection are used especially for research, but also for biotechnology development, teaching, water quality assessment, food for aquatic animals, and a variety of other purposes.


The UTEX Culture Collection of Algae includes approximately 3,000 different strains of living algae, representing most major algal taxa.

Working Hours

Monday: 07:00 - 15:00

Tuesday: 07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday: 07:00 - 15:00
Thursday: 15:00 - 15:00
Friday: 07:00 - 15:00
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED