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The Collection

The USTCMS microbial culture collection is primarily composed on locally-isolated strains. Its catalog is composed of 

224 isolates*, the majority of which are Bacteria. 

* As of August 2019


Strengthening Identity

For nearly a decade now, the collection has been steadily increasing its repertoire of mangrove-associated protists like the oomycetes and thraustochytrids. With support from multiple institutions, it now prides itself in its large collection of Philippine protists--working to stay as the primier institution for the study of these organisms. 

(c) Arafiles, 2016

(c) Bennett, 2018

(c) Bennett, 2018







"Cultural Optimization of Thraustochytrids for Biomass and Fatty Acid Production" (link)


"Carotenoid analysis of locally isolated thraustochytrids and their potential as an alternative fish feed for Oreochromis niloticus (Nile Tilapia)" (doi 10.5943/mycosphere/3/4/5, link)

"Growth and fatty acid production of Halophytophthora S13005YL1-3.1 under Different Salinity and pH levels" (link)

"A revision of Salispina, its placement in a new family, Salispinaceae (Rhipidiales), and description of a fourth species, S. hoi sp. nov." (doi:10.5598/imafungus.2018.09.02.03)

"TLC screening profile of secondary metabolites and biological activities of Salisapilia tartarea S1YP1 isolated from Philippine mangroves" (doi: 10.5650/jos.ess18129, link)

"Revisiting Salisapiliaceae" (

"Growth and fatty acid profiles of Halophytophthora vesicula and Salispina spinosa from Philippine mangrove leaves" (doi: 10.1111/lam.13199)