• Colorful

    Diverse pigment composition

  • Diversity

    50 Classes of marine algae

  • Scalable

    100 milliliters to 1000 liters

  • Applications

    Research into uses of algae

Strains & Pubs
Here are the newest accessioned strains into the NCMA public collection and recent related publications.
Tree of Life
This search feature allows you to search the NCMA public collection based upon alignments to the Tree of Life.
The NCMA collection has diverse holdings, that are distributed around the world. Here are some of those statistics.
Global Search
Use our interactive mapserver to choose your research strains based upon their isolation location.

NCMA Holiday Shipping Dates

Due to the busy holiday season, there are certain periods when NCMA will not be shipping cultures. The following are dates we will not be shipping cultures:

      Monday, December 21, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021

Our sincerest apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.


NCMA strives to provide an efficient and customer-responsive service for providing you access to the diverse algal collection it curates. We welcome your feedback! If you find any problems (e.g., broken links) with the new website, information you can no longer find, or other general comments, please send them to us at ncma@bigelow.org.