UTEX 276
Coccomyxa solarinae var. croceae

Deadline to place an order for UTEX 276 Coccomyxa solarinae var. croceae with a 2023 shipment date has passed. New orders will not ship until the 2024 new year—see announcement or order confirmation email for the expected ship date.

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 276
Class: Chlorophyceae
Strain: Coccomyxa solarinae var. croceae
Media: Proteose Medium
Origin: Switzerland
Description of Location: phycobiont of lichen
Type Culture: Yes
Isolation: R. Chodat
Isolator Number: 85
Deposition: CCAP (1952-5)
Relatives: CCAP 216/11A C. solarinae croceae aka Stamm 1; SAG 216-11a C. solarinae croceae
Also Known As:
Notes: to CCAP from O. Jaag as 188, (Jaag 1933)

Strains that are maintained only in cryopreservation (designated 'cryo only') require a minimum of 4-weeks to grow out before shipment.

Cryopreservation Conditions

Temperature: -190 °C
Storage: Vapor phase of liquid nitrogen dewars

Cryopreservation stabilizes genomic integrity, preserves culture quality, minimizes maintenance costs and reduces the risk of catastrophic loss. A broad variety of techniques employed at the CCAP, at UTEX, and elsewhere, can be found in Day, J.G. and Brand, J.J. Cryopreservation Methods for Maintaining Microalgal Cultures, in Algal Culturing Techniques, ed. R. A. Andersen, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2006. A relatively simple method that uses a minimum of specialized equipment, yet allows a large variety of microalgae to be cryopreserved with high viability, can be found on the Cryopreservation of Microalgae page.

Preparation of Strains Maintained Only In Cryopreservation For Orders

Strains that are maintained only in cryopreservation (cryo only) require a minimum of 4-weeks to thaw, grow out, and check viability before shipment. An estimated shipping date will be emailed when purchased. Updates via email will be sent if the strain is ready sooner or needs to be delayed further.

One tube of agar or liquid culture constitutes an order for a single culture of a single strain of living algae. UTEX makes no attempt to quantify the number of organisms or other characteristics of the culture. UTEX only guarantees the identity of the organism as specified in the strain history.

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