Algae Express
UTEX 2505
Haematococcus pluvialis

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:  2505
Class:  Chlorophyceae
Strain:  Haematococcus pluvialis
Media:  MES-Volvox Medium (MES)
Origin: no data available
Description of Location: no data available
Type Culture:  No
Collection: no data available
Isolation: no data available
Isolator Number: no data available
Deposition:  L. Provasoli (4/87)
Relatives: no data available
Also Known As: no data available
Notes:  briefly motile, mostly nonmotile, orange resting stage

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Algae Express

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: 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:  2505
    Class:  Chlorophyceae
    Strain:  Haematococcus pluvialis
    Media:  MES-Volvox Medium (MES)
    Origin: no data available
    Description of Location: no data available
    Type Culture:  No
    Collection: no data available
    Isolation: no data available
    Isolator Number: no data available
    Deposition:  L. Provasoli (4/87)
    Relatives: no data available
    Also Known As: no data available
    Notes:  briefly motile, mostly nonmotile, orange resting stage

    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.