UTEX B 3221
Cyanobacterium aponinum

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 3221
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Cyanobacterium aponinum
Medium: Artificial Seawater Medium (ASP)
Origin: Baia di Levante, Vulcano, Italy
Description of Location: Baia di Levante features volcanic activity, including CO2-emitting volcanic seeps, which emit near-constant streams of CO2. This emission lowers the pH of the surrounding water, and the particular dive site relevant here was the lowest pH in the area, approximately 6.5. Water temperature was 26 °C.
GPS: 38.418722, 14.963879
Type Culture: No
Collection: Braden Tierney (09/29/2022)
Isolation: Max Schubert (10/20/2022)
Isolator Number: aMS5
Deposition: Max Schubert (05/03/2023)
Also Known As: Cyanobacterium aponinum var Vulcano 1

Strains that are maintained only in cryopreservation (designated 'cryo only') require a minimum of 4-weeks to grow out before shipment.

Cryopreservation Conditions

Temperature: -190 °C
Storage: Vapor phase of liquid nitrogen dewars

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.

Preparation of Strains Maintained Only In Cryopreservation For Orders

Strains that are maintained only in cryopreservation (cryo only) require a minimum of 4-weeks to thaw, grow out, and check viability before shipment. An estimated shipping date will be emailed when purchased. Updates via email will be sent if the strain is ready sooner or needs to be delayed further.

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