Welcome to the Microgarden

The microgarden is an algal and fungal culture collection initially established over 50 years ago by Professor Ralph Emerson at UC Berkeley with the help of microgarden curator Robert Berman. The collection currently houses around 650 diffferent strains of algae and fungi, and is used by researchers and classes across the UC Berkeley campus and by other academic institutions. 


To be a repository for fungal and algal specimens, and  an interactive resource by classrooms and researchers to observe biological phenomena in living organisms.


About the Microgarden Curator

Juliana Cho is the  Microgarden Curator. She is part of the PMB Teaching Lab Support Staff. 

Jules Cho