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Anacystis culture media

Elizabeth Harris chlamy at acpub.duke.edu
Tue Jul 20 15:52:13 EST 1993


In article <2c4bd8ef._indotec at indotec.redid.org.do>,
indotec!frichard at redid.org.do ("Frank Richardson") wrote that he is looking
for a suitable culture medium for the cyanobacterium Chroococcus
(Anacystis).  My attempts to send a private e-mail reply have all bounced. 


The Supplement to the Journal of Phycology for April 1993 (vol. 29 #2) is
the catalogue of the UTEX algal collection, and includes recipes for all
the media they use.  They have one Anacystis strain growing on erdschreiber
medium, and a Chroococcus on soilwater.  Their Synechococcus strains are on
soilwater, Allen, and Bold 3N (some on each).  If you can't find a copy of
this (any Phycology society member should have received one), let me know
and I'll send you a copy of the recipe pages (please reply by private
e-mail to the address below).  I doubt any of these would really be
selective, but they might at least give an edge to the algae you want.  

We have one blue-green growing in our lab currently, an Anabaena, and we're
just keeping that on a Chlamydomonas minimal medium.  It doesn't like
acetate, but it does fine on minimal.

Elizabeth Harris
chlamy at acpub.duke.edu

 




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