Chlamydomonas moewusii

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Algae Details

UTEX Number: 96
Class: Chlorophyceae
Strain: Chlamydomonas moewusii
Medium: Proteose Medium (Pr)
Origin: New York, USA
Description of Location: freshwater
Type Culture: No
Collection: Burkholder
Isolation: L. Provasoli (1948)
Isolator Number: mt- wild type
Deposition: CCAP (1952-5)
Relatives: CCAP 11/16G; SAG 11-16g; ATCC 30418 Chlamydomonas eugametos var. moewusii; UTCC 83; CGC 56; IAM C-258
Also Known As: Chlamydomonas eugametos var. moewusii
Notes: collected as 54; 02/52 to CCAP from Provasoli; detectable hydrogen photoproduction (Brand et al. 1989); (Gowans 1963, 1940 Arch. Protistenk. 94:311, Levine & Ebersold 1960 [incomplete reference]); Coleman 1982; In 1990, UTEX, CCAP, and SAG strains of Chlamydomonas were investigated by H. Ettl & U.G. Schlosser and many were found to be incorrectly named. Subsequently, most of the changes, but not all, were accepted and incorporated in the UTEX list. "[E&S]" tags the 1990 identifications of Ettl & Schlosser (pers. comm.).

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.

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