UTEX SP25
Aphanothece sp.

UTEX Prefix Labeling System

LB Xenic strain maintained in liquid media
B Xenic strain maintained on an agar slant
'no prefix' Axenic strain, free of any contaminants and maintained on an agar slant


Algae Detail

UTEX Number: SP25
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Aphanothece sp.
Media: BG-11 Medium
Origin: Great Salt PlainsGreat Salt Plains, Oklahoma, USA
Description of Location: soil (dried algal mat) 36_ 44.016, 98_ 15.590
Type Culture: No
Collection: W.J. Henley, A.E. Kirkwood
Isolation: A.E. Kirkwood
Isolator Number:
Deposition: W.J. Henley (6/05)
Relatives: SPMO 173-2; CCMP 2555
Also Known As:
Notes: grown in shaded light

General Maintenance Conditions

Temperature: 20 °C
Light source: 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

Aliquots of algal strains that are maintained on agar slants are transferred to the surface of fresh slants in 20 mm diameter glass screw-captubes in preparation for shipment. The fresh inocula are grown in a diurnal light cycle for at least 3 days until a macroscopically visible lawn appears. Approximately 15 mL aliquots of strains that are maintained as liquid cultures are transferred to screw-cap tubes on the day of shipment. Agar and liquid cultures for a customer are packaged within a Styrofoam™ box and shipped on 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.

  • Algae Detail

    UTEX Number: SP25
    Class: Cyanophyceae
    Strain: Aphanothece sp.
    Media: BG-11 Medium
    Origin: Great Salt PlainsGreat Salt Plains, Oklahoma, USA
    Description of Location: soil (dried algal mat) 36_ 44.016, 98_ 15.590
    Type Culture: No
    Collection: W.J. Henley, A.E. Kirkwood
    Isolation: A.E. Kirkwood
    Isolator Number:
    Deposition: W.J. Henley (6/05)
    Relatives: SPMO 173-2; CCMP 2555
    Also Known As:
    Notes: grown in shaded light

  • General Maintenance Conditions

    Temperature: 20 °C
    Light source: 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.


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