Algae Express
UTEX 572
Botryococcus braunii

Upcoming Order Deadline:

Orders for Algae Express Strains placed after 5:00 PM CST on Monday, December 17th, 2018 through Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019, will not ship until Monday, January 7th, 2019. UTEX will be closed for the 2018 Winter Break from December 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019. Please click here to view more information .

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: 572
Class: Chlorophyceae
Strain: Botryococcus braunii
Media: Modified Bold 3N Medium (MB3N)
Origin: Cambridge, England
Description of Location: Madingley Brick Pits
Type Culture: No
Collection: no data available
Isolation: M.R. Droop (1950)
Isolator Number: no data available
Deposition: CCAP (1952-5)
Relatives: CCAP 807/1; SAG B 807-1; IAM C-529
Also Known As: no data available
Notes: no additional notes available

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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: 572
    Class: Chlorophyceae
    Strain: Botryococcus braunii
    Media: Modified Bold 3N Medium (MB3N)
    Origin: Cambridge, England
    Description of Location: Madingley Brick Pits
    Type Culture: No
    Collection: no data available
    Isolation: M.R. Droop (1950)
    Isolator Number: no data available
    Deposition: CCAP (1952-5)
    Relatives: CCAP 807/1; SAG B 807-1; IAM C-529
    Also Known As: no data available
    Notes: no additional notes available

    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.