The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton
(CCMP) announces the deposition of eight additional strains of
Pfiesteria-like organisms. These isolates are from the Neuse River, North
Carolina, USA. The samples were collected by the Neuse River Response Team
of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The
samples came from areas that had high densities of Pfiesteria this past
summer. Two samples are from the Highway 17 Bridge over the Neuse River,
two samples are from Union Point, two samples are from the mouth of the
Goose River, and two samples are from the Mouth of Upper Broad Creek.
These isolates are listed as unidentified dinoflagellates and are available
as culture numbers CCMP1838-1845.
We continue to have difficulty obtaining exact identifications for these
Pfiesteria-like organims. If you are a dinoflagellate taxonomist and if
you have an interest in helping us identify these strains, then please let
me know and we will sent the samples to you at no cost. My email address
is below, or you can reply to this message.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these organisms, you may contact
us by telephone (207-633-9630), fax (207-633-9715), or email
(CCMP at Bigelow.org, SMorton at Bigelow.org, RAndersen at Bigelow.org). Our web
site is: http://ccmp.bigelow.org/
Robert A. Andersen, Director CCMP