Teaching Kits


Shapes of Algae

New Green Deal:

As part of the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, The University of Texas at Austin has implemented a mandatory, campus-wide reduction of laboratory activities to essential operations. In keeping with this mandate, there will be a temporary pause in the distribution of all products from the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae. During this pause, UTEX products will be available for advance purchase at a discounted rate  no discount code required. All orders will be scheduled for delivery when we resume normal operations.



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Students can observe the morphological and swimming characteristics of different genera within a class of algae. Each tube contains enough algae to prepare about 50 slides.

Assortment of algae available by class (six tubes in each kit):

  • Class: Chlorophyceae Kit
    • Chlamydomonas, Dunaliella, Oocystis, Pediastrum, Pandorina, and Volvox
  • Class: Cyanophyceae Kit
    • Cylindrospermum, Merismopedia, Nostoc, Phormidium, Spirulina, and Synechococcus
  • Class: Dinophyceae Kit
    • Amphidium, Heterocapsa, Gyrodinium, Peridinium, Pyrocystis, and Zooxanthella
  • Class: Euglenophyceae Kit
    • Colacium, Euglena, Eutreptia, Lepocinclis, Phacus, and Trachelomonas
  • Class: Phaeophyceae Kit
    • Bodanella, Dictyota, Ectocarpus, Sorocarpus, Spermatochnus, and Sphacelaria

Experiment Suggestions

  • How do the number and location of flagella affect motility in a stationary pond environment? In a flowing stream environment?
  • How does light intensity and location of light affect cell movement?

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