UTEX B 2666
Microcystis aeruginosa

*Cryo Only cultures are strains that are not kept in active circulation and therefore require a 4-week minimum processing time period to thaw, grow out, and check viability before shipment.



Algae Detail

UTEX Number: 2666
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Microcystis aeruginosa
Media: J Medium
Origin: Hartbeespoort Dam, Pretoria, South Africa
Description of Location:
Type Culture: No
Collection:
Isolation: W.E. Scott
Isolator Number: UWOCC 006
Deposition: D. Parker (11/19/97)
Relatives:
Also Known As:
Notes: 11/23/81 to Parker from J.N. Eloff as UV-006 from W.E. Scott; (D. Parker 6/15/98, pers. comm.) gas vesicles originally, but lost gas vacuoles later; Eloff reported that it was toxic; cell diameter = 6.2 +/- 0.8µm at his standard conditions; (Amann & Eloff 1980, Eloff 1981)

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: 2666
    Class: Cyanophyceae
    Strain: Microcystis aeruginosa
    Media: J Medium
    Origin: Hartbeespoort Dam, Pretoria, South Africa
    Description of Location:
    Type Culture: No
    Collection:
    Isolation: W.E. Scott
    Isolator Number: UWOCC 006
    Deposition: D. Parker (11/19/97)
    Relatives:
    Also Known As:
    Notes: 11/23/81 to Parker from J.N. Eloff as UV-006 from W.E. Scott; (D. Parker 6/15/98, pers. comm.) gas vesicles originally, but lost gas vacuoles later; Eloff reported that it was toxic; cell diameter = 6.2 +/- 0.8µm at his standard conditions; (Amann & Eloff 1980, Eloff 1981)

  • 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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