UTEX LB 2930
Karenia brevis


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Algae Details

UTEX Number: 2930
Class: Dinophyceae
Strain: Karenia brevis
Media: Erdschreiber's Medium
Origin: South Padre Island, TX, USA
Description of Location: red tide in surf zone off of coastal Texas
Type Culture: No
Collection: Texas Parks and Wildlife (10/99)
Isolation: Suzanne Pargee (10/27/99)
Isolator Number: SP2
Deposition: Lisa Campbell (10/29/07)
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Notes: Produces brevetoxin: freeze to kill cultures (rather than autoclaving); Produces hemolytic compounds (Neely & Campbell); produces brevenal (a competitive inhibitor); From same sample as UTEX 2929, 2931, and 2932.

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