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Marine Algae Stock Culture Collection Center

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Marine Algae Stock Culture Collection Center(MASCCC),founded in 1996, is one of the eight genetic resource collection centers in Chinese Academy of Sciences. Duties and functions of this center include: sampling, identifying and maintaining in live cultures the macro & micro algal species along the Chinese coast; providing biologically pure and clean live algal materials and technical service to researchers in universities, research institutes and aquaculture enterprises; developing novel techniques of long-term stock culture of algae materials and gene-barcoding identification; exploiting the algal genetic materials for creation of novel cultivars to meet the uprising and diversifying demands of the giant algal farming industry in China.