UTEX B 152
Coccomyxa brevis

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 152
Class: Chlorophyceae
Strain: Coccomyxa brevis
Medium: Modified Bold 3N Medium (MB3N)
Origin: Unterengadin, Switzerland
Description of Location: soil
Type Culture: Yes
Isolation: W. Vischer (1941)
Isolator Number: Basel 267 Nephrodiella brevis
Deposition: CCAP (1952-1955)
Relatives: CCAP 850/1; SAG 850-1; ATCC 30440; CAUP D 802 aka CAUP H 2101; CCAO A 297
Also Known As: Nephrodiella brevis (Starr & Zeikus 1993)
Notes: 1947 to CCAP from Vischer, TYPE CULTURE of Nephrodiella brevis (Vischer 1945); 1988 Gí_rtner & Schragl renamed this isolate Coccomyxa brevis having found it to contain chlorophyll b; 3/15/99 UTEX 152 renamed in accordance with Gí_rtner & Schragl 1988; antibacterial activity (Cannell et al. 1988b)

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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