UTEX 2976
Desmodesmus abundans

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 2976
Class: Chlorophyceae
Strain: Desmodesmus abundans
Medium: BG-11 Medium (BG-11)
Origin: Monterrey, Nuevo Leí_n, Mexico
Description of Location: River óìLa Silla" - 540 meters above sea level. Freshwater city-river. Sample collected from stagnant pool of water (pH 7.85). General characteristics of the city of Monterrey, NL, Mexico: semi-arid climate, daily mean temperature of 22.3_C, average temperature high of 28.4_C and low of 16.3_C, and annual average precipitation of 590.9 mm.
GPS: "25.35 N 100.15 W"
Type Culture: No
Collection: Adriana Pacheco (June 2008)
Isolation: Carolina Sení©s-Guerrero (September 2009)
Isolator Number: RSM
Deposition: Adriana Pacheco (1/23/2013)
Also Known As: Scenedesmus abundans (O. Kirchner) Chodat 1913, UTEX LB 1358, CCAP 211/23, UTEX 343 (Chlorella fusca var. fusca).
Notes: High-CO2 tolerant species (25% v/v CO2). It also grew at 50% CO2. Tolerance to high NOx concentrations (1068 ppm nitrite). Moderate tolerance to SOx (?39 ppm bisulfite, 254 ppm sulfite). 18S rDNA partial sequence (GenBank accession no. HM633188.1) Lara-Gil JA, í�lvarez MM, Pacheco A (2013) Toxicity of flue gas components from cement plants in microalgae CO2 mitigation systems (submitted). Journal of Applied Phycology Sení©s-Guerrero C, Pacheco A (2013) Community changes during acclimation of a microalgae environmental sample to high CO2 concentrations (in preparation). Journal of Applied Phycology

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.

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