UTEX LB 3227
Prymnesium parvum

Algae Details

UTEX Number: 3227
Class: Prymnesiophyceae
Strain: Prymnesium parvum (N. Carter, 1937)
Medium: Erdschreiber's Medium (Erd)
Origin: Moss Creek, Texas, USA
Description of Location: Manmade freshwater reservoir in the Colorado River Basin
Type Culture: No
Collection: Greg Southard (4/5/2010)
Isolation: William Driscoll (2010)
Isolator Number: 12B1
Deposition: Jennifer Wisecaver (11/16/2022)
Also Known As:
Notes: Driscoll WW, Espinosa NJ, Eldakar OT, Hackett JD. 2013. Allelopathy as an emergent, exploitable public good in the bloom-forming microalga Prymnesium parvum. Evolution 67:1582–1590.

Driscoll WW, Wisecaver JH, Hackett JD, Espinosa NJ, Padway J, Engers JE, Bower JA. 2022. Behavioral differences underlie toxicity and predation variation in blooms of Prymnesium parvum. Ecol. Lett. in press.

Wisecaver JH, Auber RP, Pendleton AL, Watervoort NF, Fallon TR, Riedling OL, Moore BS, Driscoll WW. 2022. Extreme genome diversity and cryptic speciation in a harmful algal bloom forming eukaryote. :2022.10.25.513657. Available from: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.10.25.513657v1

General Maintenance Conditions

Temperature: 20 °C
Light source: mix of warm-white & cool-white fluorescent lamps
Intensity: 3200 lux (maximum)
Periodicity: 12/12 h L/D

Those who receive cultures are encouraged to duplicate within reason the conditions used in the Collection, when handling newly acquired cultures, to reduce the chance of losing the culture. After a stock culture is established, subcultures may be used for testing other conditions. These general maintenance conditions are not our recommendations to achieve optimal growth rates and large quantities of algae. Information on the best growth conditions and media must be acquired in other literature or through careful experimentation. For additional details on the long-term culture maintenance conditions utilized at UTEX, visit the Culture Maintenance Guides page.

Preparation of Living Algal Strains For Orders

For liquid cultures, approximately 15 mL aliquots of the stock strain maintained as a liquid culture are transferred to screw-cap tubes on the day of shipment.

Agar and liquid cultures are packaged within a Styrofoam box and shipped the same day they are packaged.

One tube of agar or liquid culture constitutes an order for a single culture of a single strain of living algae. UTEX makes no attempt to quantify the number of organisms or other characteristics of the culture. UTEX only guarantees the identity of the organism as specified in the strain history.

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