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UTEX 646
Phaeodactylum tricornutum

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UTEX Number:  646
Class:  Bacillariophyceae
Strain:  Phaeodactylum tricornutum
Media:  F/2 Medium
Origin:  Segelskär, Finland
Description of Location: no data available
Type Culture:  No
Collection: no data available
Isolation:  M.R. Droop (1951)
Isolator Number: no data available
Deposition:  CCAP (3/55)
Relatives:  UTEX 2089; CCAP 1052/6 aka SMBA 14 [Millport 14]; SAG 1090-6; NIBB 3009 aka ORI-B15N, NIBB 3010
Also Known As:  Nitzschia closterium f. minutissima aka T-form
Notes:  1974 renamed by J.C. Lewin (pers. Comm.); light harvesting pigment proteins, monospecific antibodies (Friedman & Alberte 1987); guanine metabolism (Allison & Syrett 1987); urea metabolism/nickel & nitrogen deprivation effect (Syrett & Peplinska 1988); antifungal activity (Kellam et al. 1989); lipid content (Yongmanitchae & Ward 1991); (Lewin 1958); In 1974, J.C. Lewin (pers. Comm.) identified some of our Nitzchia cultures as Phaeodactylum [see UTEX 640, 642, 646 & 2089] with the following explanation: "Oval cells of Phaeodactylum occur in cultures kept on agar. There is a gradual transformation back to the fusiform state, after oval cells are inoculated into liquid medium. Sometimes, people who don't know about this unusual life style may end up being fooled."

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  • Algae Detail

    UTEX Number:  646
    Class:  Bacillariophyceae
    Strain:  Phaeodactylum tricornutum
    Media:  F/2 Medium
    Origin:  Segelskär, Finland
    Description of Location: no data available
    Type Culture:  No
    Collection: no data available
    Isolation:  M.R. Droop (1951)
    Isolator Number: no data available
    Deposition:  CCAP (3/55)
    Relatives:  UTEX 2089; CCAP 1052/6 aka SMBA 14 [Millport 14]; SAG 1090-6; NIBB 3009 aka ORI-B15N, NIBB 3010
    Also Known As:  Nitzschia closterium f. minutissima aka T-form
    Notes:  1974 renamed by J.C. Lewin (pers. Comm.); light harvesting pigment proteins, monospecific antibodies (Friedman & Alberte 1987); guanine metabolism (Allison & Syrett 1987); urea metabolism/nickel & nitrogen deprivation effect (Syrett & Peplinska 1988); antifungal activity (Kellam et al. 1989); lipid content (Yongmanitchae & Ward 1991); (Lewin 1958); In 1974, J.C. Lewin (pers. Comm.) identified some of our Nitzchia cultures as Phaeodactylum [see UTEX 640, 642, 646 & 2089] with the following explanation: "Oval cells of Phaeodactylum occur in cultures kept on agar. There is a gradual transformation back to the fusiform state, after oval cells are inoculated into liquid medium. Sometimes, people who don't know about this unusual life style may end up being fooled."

    View the Non-Algae Express version ($120 USD) here.