UTEX LB 3061
Valonia ventricosa

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Algae Details

UTEX Number: 3061
Class: Chlorophyceae
Strain: Valonia ventricosa
Medium: Dasycladales Seawater Medium (DAS)
Description of Location:
Type Culture: No
Isolation: John West
Isolator Number: JAW 819
Deposition: R.M. Brown
Also Known As:

About The Marine Cladophorales Collection

A collection of marine siphonocladous green algae (Cladophorales), originally assembled by John A. West, has been deposited in the Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin. Siphonocladous algae are multicellular with thalli composed of coenocytic cells (cells possessing multiple nuclei). The cells of these algae can be quite large reaching a diameter of 2-3 centimeters in some species.

This collection was maintained by the R. Malcolm Brown Jr. Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 30 years during which time they were used extensively as models for cellulose biosynthesis research. The collection includes 29 strains with 13 named species spanning 10 genera.

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A few strains in the Collection, like UTEX LB 3061 Valonia ventricosa, grow very slowly, are low in available algal material, and/or do not grow to a high density. We ask that Researchers who are interested in this strain to please inquire with UTEX about purchasing through the 'Inquire with UTEX' button above, or by visiting the About strains listed as 'Inquire with UTEX' information page through the link or button below.

General Maintenance Conditions

Temperature: 20 °C
Light source: mix of warm-white & cool-white fluorescent lamps
Intensity: 3200 lux (maximum)
Periodicity: 12/12 h L/D

Why can't I directly purchase this strain online?

Instead of omitting UTEX LB 3061 Valonia ventricosa and similar strains from the online catalog preventing access to the scientific community, UTEX lists these strains as requiring researchers to contact us first. This allows us to check the health of the strain in question, review how much material is available, and verify if UTEX is able to provide enough for the request before the order is placed.

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