UTEX B 2672
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: 2672
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Microcystis aeruginosa
Media: BG-11 Medium
Origin: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Description of Location: Lake Michigan
Type Culture: No
Collection:
Isolation: D. Parker (8/15/82)
Isolator Number: UWOCC P3
Deposition: D. Parker (11/19/97)
Relatives: UTCC 466
Also Known As:
Notes: (D. Parker 6/15/98, pers. Comm.) cell diameter = 5.9 to 7.7µm; gas vacuoles; coccoid cells in colonies; (Doers & Parker 1988)

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: 2672
    Class: Cyanophyceae
    Strain: Microcystis aeruginosa
    Media: BG-11 Medium
    Origin: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
    Description of Location: Lake Michigan
    Type Culture: No
    Collection:
    Isolation: D. Parker (8/15/82)
    Isolator Number: UWOCC P3
    Deposition: D. Parker (11/19/97)
    Relatives: UTCC 466
    Also Known As:
    Notes: (D. Parker 6/15/98, pers. Comm.) cell diameter = 5.9 to 7.7µm; gas vacuoles; coccoid cells in colonies; (Doers & Parker 1988)

  • 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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