UTEX B 172
Bumilleria sicula

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Algae Detail

UTEX Number: 172
Class: Xanthophyceae
Strain: Bumilleria sicula
Media: Modified Bold 3N Medium
Origin: Cambridge,
Description of Location: soil
Type Culture: No
Collection: J. Hartshorne
Isolation: E.A. George (06/50)
Isolator Number:
Deposition: CCAP (1952-5)
Relatives: CCAP 808/1; SAG 808-1; ATCC 30585
Also Known As:
Notes: no detectable hydrogen photoproduction (Brand et al. 1989); (Senousy, Beakes, & Hack 2004)

Cryopreservation Conditions

Temperature: -190 °C
Light source: Not Applicable
Intensity: Not Applicable
Periodicity: Not Applicable

Cryopreservation stabilizes genomic integrity, preserves culture quality, minimizes maintenance costs and reduces the risk of catastrophic loss. A broad variety of techniques employed at the CCAP, at UTEX, and elsewhere, can be found in Day, J.G. and Brand, J.J. Cryopreservation Methods for Maintaining Microalgal Cultures, in Algal Culturing Techniques, ed. R. A. Andersen, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2006. A relatively simple method that uses a minimum of specialized equipment, yet allows a large variety of microalgae to be cryopreserved with high viability, can be found on the Cryopreservation of Microalgae page.

  • Algae Detail

    UTEX Number: 172
    Class: Xanthophyceae
    Strain: Bumilleria sicula
    Media: Modified Bold 3N Medium
    Origin: Cambridge,
    Description of Location: soil
    Type Culture: No
    Collection: J. Hartshorne
    Isolation: E.A. George (06/50)
    Isolator Number:
    Deposition: CCAP (1952-5)
    Relatives: CCAP 808/1; SAG 808-1; ATCC 30585
    Also Known As:
    Notes: no detectable hydrogen photoproduction (Brand et al. 1989); (Senousy, Beakes, & Hack 2004)

  • Cryopreservation Conditions

    Temperature: -190 °C
    Light source: Not Applicable
    Intensity: Not Applicable
    Periodicity: Not Applicable

    Cryopreservation stabilizes genomic integrity, preserves culture quality, minimizes maintenance costs and reduces the risk of catastrophic loss. A broad variety of techniques employed at the CCAP, at UTEX, and elsewhere, can be found in Day, J.G. and Brand, J.J. Cryopreservation Methods for Maintaining Microalgal Cultures, in Algal Culturing Techniques, ed. R. A. Andersen, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2006. A relatively simple method that uses a minimum of specialized equipment, yet allows a large variety of microalgae to be cryopreserved with high viability, can be found on the Cryopreservation of Microalgae page.


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