Algae Express
UTEX 2973
Synechococcus elongatus

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Algae Detail

UTEX Number: 2973
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Synechococcus elongatus
Media: BG-11 Medium
Type Culture: No
Isolation: Jingjie Yu (12/07/2011)
Deposition: Himadri Pakrasi (09/18/2012)
Notes: This strain is mutant of UTEX 625. for a detailed description see Yu J, Liberton M, Cliften PF, Head RD, Jacobs JM, Smith RD, Koppenaal DW, Brand JJ, Pakrasi HB (2015) Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973, a fast growing cyanobacterial chassis for biosynthesis using light and CO2. Sci Rep 5:813.

UTEX 2973 does not grow at 20 °C and prefers a minimum temperature of 30 °C.

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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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