UTEX 2268
Agmenellum quadruplicatum

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 2268
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Agmenellum quadruplicatum
Medium: Artificial Seawater Medium (ASP)
Origin: Magueyes Island, La Parquera, Puerto Rico
Description of Location: fish-pens mud
Type Culture: No
Isolation: C.Van Baalen (1961)
Isolator Number: PR-6
Deposition: J. Wright (1984)
Relatives: CCAP 1400/1; PCC 7002 Synechococcus (cluster 3) sp.; NIBB 1035 aka NIBB 1036; NIBB 1037, NIBB 1038, NIBB 1039, NIBB 1111; ACMM 326 aka SMBA 280
Also Known As: Synechococcus sp.
Notes: taxonomy (Rippka et al. 1979); requires vitamin B12 & inorganic nitrogen (Van Baalen 1962); contains restriction endonuclease-Aqu (Streiner 1990); (Stevens & Van Baalen 1973)

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.

Preparation of Living Algal Strains For Orders

For agar cultures, strains are transferred to the surface of fresh agar slants in 20 mm diamter glass screw-cap tubes 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.

Agar and liquid cultures are packaged within a Styrofoam box and shipped 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.

Related Items