UTEX B 3008
Halomicronema excentricum

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 3008
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Halomicronema excentricum
Medium: Modified Artificial Seawater Medium (MASM)
Origin: Eilat, Israel
Description of Location: Samples for isolation were obtained from microbial mats main- tained in artificial ponds in Eilat (Israel), which had originally been transplanted from Solar Lake (Sinai, Egypt) (Abed and Garcia-Pichel 2001).
Type Culture: No
Collection: Raeid M. M. Abed, Ferran Garcia-Pichel (1998)
Isolation: Raeid M. M. Abed, Ferran Garcia-Pichel (1998)
Isolator Number: TFEP1
Deposition: Juan Maldonado (7/3/2014)
Also Known As:
Notes: Abed R, Garcia-Pichel F (2001) Long-term compositional changes after transplant in a microbial mat cyanobacterial community revealed using a polyphasic approach. Environ Microbiol. 3:53óñ62 Raeid M. Abed, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Mariona Herníçndez-Mariní©. Polyphasic characterization of benthic, moderately halophilic, moderately thermophilic cyanobacteria with very thin trichomes and the proposal of Halomicronema excentricum gen. nov., sp. nov. Archives of Microbiology May 2002, Volume 177, Issue 5, pp 361-370 Starr R, Zeikus J (1987) The culture collection of algae. J Phycol 23:127óñ133

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.