UTEX LB FD80
Cymbella microcephala


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Deadline to place an order for UTEX LB FD80 Cymbella microcephala with a 2022 shipment date has passed. New orders will not ship until the 2023 new year—see announcement or order confirmation email for the expected ship date.




Algae Details

UTEX Number: FD80
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Strain: Cymbella microcephala
Medium: CR1+ Diatom Medium (CR1+)
Origin: Iowa, USA
Description of Location:
GPS:
Type Culture: No
Collection: D. Czarnecki
Isolation: D. Czarnecki (5/20/89)
Isolator Number: L477
Deposition: D. Czarnecki (4/5/06)
Relatives:
Also Known As:
Notes: 12-14 ?m length

Strains that belong to the Freshwater Diatom Collection (designated 'FD' in UTEX number) will require a minimum of 4-weeks to grow out before shipment.


Cryopreservation Conditions

Temperature: -190 °C
Storage: Vapor phase of liquid nitrogen dewars

Cryopreservation stabilizes genomic integrity, preserves culture quality, minimizes maintenance costs and reduces the risk of catastrophic loss. A broad variety of techniques employed at the CCAP, at UTEX, and elsewhere, can be found in Day, J.G. and Brand, J.J. Cryopreservation Methods for Maintaining Microalgal Cultures, in Algal Culturing Techniques, ed. R. A. Andersen, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2006. A relatively simple method that uses a minimum of specialized equipment, yet allows a large variety of microalgae to be cryopreserved with high viability, can be found on the Cryopreservation of Microalgae page.


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