UTEX B 96
Chlamydomonas moewusii

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: 96
Class: Chlorophyceae
Strain: Chlamydomonas moewusii
Media: Proteose Medium
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: 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

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: 96
    Class: Chlorophyceae
    Strain: Chlamydomonas moewusii
    Media: Proteose Medium
    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: 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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