UTEX B SNO108
Chloromonas brevispina


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Algae Details

UTEX Number: SNO108
Class: Chlorophyceae
Strain: Chloromonas brevispina
Media: Soil Extract Medium
Origin: LacA'L'Epaule, Quebec, Canada
Description of Location:
GPS: elevation 488m, 1600'
Type Culture: No
Collection: R.W. Hoham (5/9/88)
Isolation: R.W. Hoham
Isolator Number: CU 599C
Deposition: R.W. Hoham (12/6/05)
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The Snow Algae (SNO) Collection

The culture collection of snow algae maintained by Dr. Ron Hoham at Colgate University has been deposited in the Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin. The strains in this collection have all been isolated from snow and have been maintained at temperatures below 6 °C since their isolation. This collection includes isolates from eastern and western North America collected over a 35-year time period, and also includes isolates from Antarctica. Multiple isolates of the same taxon are maintained to permit research at the population level.

Most of the algae in this collection are members of Chlorophyta, but several strains are yellow-green algae (Xanthophyceae) and a few are golden algae (Chrysophyceae). Nearly all strains in the collection have been cryopreserved and in the future will be maintained at UTEX only at liquid nitrogen temperature.

These strains will survive transport at room temperature and that is the most reliable way to ship, but there is concern from the depositor that allowing them to warm during shipment may select for genotypes that are not as cold-adapted. Cultures will be shipped in a large styrofoam cooler box with ice pack.

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