• Food For Your Algae!

    Algal Culture Media | Over 90 different types, including growth media for freshwater, saltwater, and brackish-type algae. Purchase in test tube volumes (only $10 USD if purchased with an algal strain!), by the liter, or make your own using the recipes included on each page!

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  • RGB-LED Lighting Platform

    Designed for bench-scale experimentation and maintenance of stock cultures used to seed larger photobioreactors. The customizable LEDs surround the 500-mL or 2-Liter  photobioreactors.

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  • Teaching Kits

    From strains that glow in the dark (bioluminesce) to algae that have flown in space (#PLUVI), these kits are perfect for use in the classroom and for science fair projects! 

    Interested? We have kits to explore DNA barcoding, view the rainbow of colors that algae can come in, or experiment with the strains that are used most often in commercial products. 

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  • UTEX Photobioreactors

    The low cost, lab-scale photobioreactors have a design optimized for delivering light to cultures to maximize growth and accumulation rates. They can be used in direct sunlight or as plug and play modules within a spectral illumination .

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  • Algae Express | Next Day Shipping

    The list of strains has been refreshed with some new additions and also expanded to now include the Top 10 most requested strains at UTEX. These cultures are axenic and maintained on an agar slant.

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  • al·gae | /ˈæl dʒi/ :

    plural noun:
    A diverse assembly of mostly photosynthetic organisms that include the seaweeds and numerous microscopic forms. Algae contain chlorophyll and many other pigments, but lack true stems, roots, leaves, flowers and vascular tissue.

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  • Featured In Social Media

    Did you spot something on one of our social media accounts and want to learn more? We have grouped all the algal strains, Teaching Kits, and other items that have been highlighted in our social media posts. Do not forget to check back often, or like/follow any of our accounts to see when more items are added.

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This website contains a listing of the cultures maintained by UTEX, conditions for their maintenance, information regarding the purchase of cultures, and various other features of UTEX.


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