UTEX LB 2933
Karenia brevis

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 2933
Class: Dinophyceae
Strain: Karenia brevis
Media: Erdschreiber's Medium
Origin: Nueces Bay, TX, USA
Description of Location: red tide in the Corpus Christi Bay region
Type Culture: No
Collection: Christa Speekman (2/21/02)
Isolation: Cammie Hyatt (2/25/02)
Isolator Number: NBK
Deposition: Lisa Campbell (10/29/07)
Also Known As:
Notes: Produces brevetoxin: freeze to kill cultures (rather than autoclaving); Produces hemolytic compounds (Neely & Campbell); produces brevenal (a competitive inhibitor)

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