UTEX LB 2500
Euglena spirogyra

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 2500
Class: Euglenophyceae
Strain: Euglena spirogyra
Media: Soilwater: PEA Medium
Origin: Gí_ttingen, Germany
Description of Location: pool
Type Culture: No
Isolation: E.G. Pringsheim (1945)
Isolator Number:
Deposition: SAG (12/9/98)
Relatives: SAG B 1224- 10b
Also Known As: formerly E. oxyuris Schumarda (Starr & Zeikus 1993)
Notes: orginial culture [dec. 1997] received 1/13/89 from R. Willey; to Willey as SAG B 1224-10b; renamed in accordance with R. Triemer's (3/18/99, pers. comm.) observations: [LB 2500] is E. spirogyra! E. spirogyra has a very characteristic pellicle with ornamentations [that] can fall off easily, and then it might be mistaken for E. oxyuris; but the latter still has a major body groove that is not present in E. spirogyra

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