Algae Express
UTEX 1648
Selenastrum capricornutum

UTEX Prefix Labeling System

LB Xenic strain maintained in liquid media
B Xenic strain maintained on an agar slant
'no prefix' Axenic strain, free of any contaminants and maintained on an agar slant


Algae Detail

UTEX Number: 1648
Class:  Chlorophyceae
Strain:  Selenastrum capricornutum
Media:  Bristol Medium (Bri)
Origin:  Nitelva River, Akershus, Norway
Description of Location: no data available
Type Culture:  No
Collection: no data available
Isolation:  O.M. Skulberg (1959)
Isolator Number: no data available
Deposition:  NIVA (5/10/68)
Relatives:  CCAP 278/4, ?CCAP 278/5 aka FBIU X15; SAG B 61.81; ATCC 22662; NIVA CHL 1; UTCC LB 37
Also Known As:  Monraphidium capricornutum; Raphidocelis subcapitata; Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata; Ankistrodesmus bibraianus
Notes:  U.S. E.P.A. test organism/bioassays of water quality, toxicity studies; as food for Daphnia & Ceriodaphnia cultures in combination with UTEX 89 or 90 Chlamydomonas reinhardtii & 749 Ankistrodesmus falcatus; taxonomy (Nygaard et al. 1986); antifungal activity (Kellam et al. 1989); no detectable hydrogen photoproduction (Brand et al. 1989)

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Algae Express

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General Maintenance Conditions

Temperature: 20 °C
Light source: 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.

  • Algae Detail

    UTEX Number: 1648
    Class:  Chlorophyceae
    Strain:  Selenastrum capricornutum
    Media:  Bristol Medium (Bri)
    Origin:  Nitelva River, Akershus, Norway
    Description of Location: no data available
    Type Culture:  No
    Collection: no data available
    Isolation:  O.M. Skulberg (1959)
    Isolator Number: no data available
    Deposition:  NIVA (5/10/68)
    Relatives:  CCAP 278/4, ?CCAP 278/5 aka FBIU X15; SAG B 61.81; ATCC 22662; NIVA CHL 1; UTCC LB 37
    Also Known As:  Monraphidium capricornutum; Raphidocelis subcapitata; Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata; Ankistrodesmus bibraianus
    Notes:  U.S. E.P.A. test organism/bioassays of water quality, toxicity studies; as food for Daphnia & Ceriodaphnia cultures in combination with UTEX 89 or 90 Chlamydomonas reinhardtii & 749 Ankistrodesmus falcatus; taxonomy (Nygaard et al. 1986); antifungal activity (Kellam et al. 1989); no detectable hydrogen photoproduction (Brand et al. 1989)

    View the Non-Algae Express version ($125 USD) here.

  • General Maintenance Conditions

    Temperature: 20 °C
    Light source: 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.