UTEX 2164
Nannochloropsis oculata

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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: 2164
Class: Eustigmatophyceae
Strain: Nannochloropsis oculata
Media: Modified Artificial Seawater Medium
Origin: Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland
Description of Location: brackish rockpool
Type Culture: No
Collection: (Summer 1953)
Isolation: M.R. Droop
Isolator Number: Millport 66 aka SMBA 66
Deposition: A.R. Loeblich III (4/77)
Relatives: CCAP 849/1; SAG 38.85; CCMP525 aka CCMP 66, WHOI 66
Also Known As: Nannochloris oculata
Notes: Axenic isolate from LB 2164 1981 renamed (Hibberd 1981); produces highly unsaturated fatty acids [C20:5 & C22:6] (Thompson et al. 1988);(Antia et al. 1975)

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.

** Estimate for transfer interval based on culturing conditions utilized at UTEX (long-term maintenance).

Preparation of Living Algal Strains

Aliquots of algal strains that are maintained on agar slants are transferred to the surface of fresh slants in 20 mm diameter glass screw-captubes in preparation for shipment. The fresh inocula are grown in a diurnal light cycle for at least 3 days until a macroscopically visible lawn appears. Approximately 15 mL aliquots of strains that are maintained as liquid cultures are transferred to screw-cap tubes on the day of shipment. Agar and liquid cultures for a customer are packaged within a Styrofoam™ box and shipped on the same day they are packaged.

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.

  • Algae Detail

    UTEX Number: 2164
    Class: Eustigmatophyceae
    Strain: Nannochloropsis oculata
    Media: Modified Artificial Seawater Medium
    Origin: Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland
    Description of Location: brackish rockpool
    Type Culture: No
    Collection: (Summer 1953)
    Isolation: M.R. Droop
    Isolator Number: Millport 66 aka SMBA 66
    Deposition: A.R. Loeblich III (4/77)
    Relatives: CCAP 849/1; SAG 38.85; CCMP525 aka CCMP 66, WHOI 66
    Also Known As: Nannochloris oculata
    Notes: Axenic isolate from LB 2164 1981 renamed (Hibberd 1981); produces highly unsaturated fatty acids [C20:5 & C22:6] (Thompson et al. 1988);(Antia et al. 1975)

  • 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.





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