Algae Express
UTEX 1444
Anabaena flos-aquae

Algae Detail

UTEX Number: 1444
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Anabaena flos-aquae
Media: BG-11 Medium
Origin: Mississippi, USA
Description of Location: freshwater
Type Culture: No
Isolation: T. Tischer (1964)
Isolator Number: MSU A-37
Deposition: (9/65)
Relatives: CCAP 1403/13A; ATCC 29413; PCC 7937 Nostoc sp.; UTCC 67; UTCC B105; CCMEE 380; ACMM 485
Also Known As: A.variabilis (Healey 1973); Nostoc sp.
Notes: iron limitation, nitrogen fixation, siderophore production (Kerry et al. 1988); ferredoxin-NADP+ oxidoreductase, NADPH dehydrogenase (Scherer et al. 1988); amino acid biosynthesis (Niven et al. 1988a); amino acid liberation (Niven et al. 1988b); contains restriction endonuclease Avr (Streiner 1990); (Tischer & Moore 1964, Duyvesteyn et al. 1983); grown in shaded light

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Algae Express Service

Algae Express orders are only available to ship within the continental United States via UPS Next Day Air. Ordering deadlines for this service are Monday-Thursday (excluding U.S. Holidays) between 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Noon) CST. Orders placed on Fridays will not ship out until the next available business day. Algae Express is currently not available for international orders and U.S. customers outside of the contiguous United States. UTEX continues to look into expanding the availability of this service to our customers outside of the continental United States. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed on any new products, services, and educational opportunities.

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

Those who receive cultures are encouraged to duplicate within reason the conditions used in the Collection, when handling newly acquired cultures, to reduce the chance of losing the culture. After a stock culture is established, subcultures may be used for testing other conditions. These general maintenance conditions are not our recommendations to achieve optimal growth rates and large quantities of algae. Information on the best growth conditions and media must be acquired in other literature or through careful experimentation. For additional details on the long-term culture maintenance conditions utilized at UTEX, visit the Culture Maintenance Guides page.

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