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What does the prefix 'LB' mean in the UTEX catalog number (ex. LB 572)?
What does the prefix 'B' mean in the UTEX catalog number (ex. UTEX B 23)?
What does it mean if there is not a prefix in the UTEX catalog number (ex. UTEX 2714)??
I cannot find a culture in your Collection, do you know where else I could find the strain?
What is a toxic strain?
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What does the term "axenic" mean?
What does the term "xenic" mean?
What does the term "unialgal" mean?
What is an Algae Express strain?
What does it mean when an algal strain is an "artificial diploid" of another strain?
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Ordering & Shipping
How much does a culture cost?
What are UTEX's Ordering Policies?
What is UTEX's Replacement Request Policy?
Why is the window of time to request a replacement algal strain for my order only 48 hours?
What is UTEX's Refunds & Returns Policy?
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What is the UTEX Shipping Policy?
Preparation of Shipment
How soon can my order be shipped?
How much is it to ship to my country?
My cultures arrived dead or the wrong item was sent, how do I request a replacement?
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Living Algal Strains
What do I do with my algae when it arrives?
How long will the living algal strain last?
Will my algae grow on agar?
Will my algae grow in liquid media?
Can I get a health certificate for one of the strains I purchased?
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Algal Culture Media
Can I get an MSDS for an Algal Culturing Media?
What are the components of UTEX algal culture media?
Can I autoclave seawater or seawater media?
What does "+NH4" mean?
What does "-N" mean?
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Algae Express Service
What is the Algae Express Service?
Can I purchase the regular version of one of the Algae Express strains?
My Algae Express strain(s) arrived in a non-viable condition (dead), what should I do?
What do the different Photobioreactor packages include?
Can I get another copy of the instructions included with the Photobioreactors?
Can the photobioreactor's (PBR) glassware and black lid be autoclaved?
Can I purchase only the 500 mL Photobioreactor?
RGB-LED Lighting Platform
Can I get another copy of the instructions for the RGB-LED Lighting Platform?
ET2020 Handheld Photometer
Should I expect the same data values from one spectrophotometer to another? (ex. ET2020 Handheld Photometer vs. UV-2450 Spectrophotometer)
What are the specific wavelengths the ET2020 Handheld Photometer can measure?
Can I get another copy of the instructions included with the ET2020 Handheld Photometer?
Strain Identification Service
What is the Strain Identification service offered by UTEX?
Does the culture I want UTEX to identify need to be axenic?
How much does the Strain Identification service cost?
Biochemical Analysis Service
What are some of the biochemical services you offer?
UTEX Genomic DNA Service
What is the Genomic DNA service offered by UTEX?
Which UTEX strains can I receive genomic DNA from?
Proprietary Strain Deposition Service
What is the Proprietary Strain Deposition service offered by UTEX?
Public Strain Accessioning Service
What is the Public Strain Accessioning service offered by UTEX?
Culture Maintenance: Temperature Control
Culture Maintenance: Illumination
I do not have access to an autoclave or laminar flow hood. How can I keep everything sterile?
Culture Maintenance: Transfer Rooms/Dead Air Spaces
Why is my culture not growing?
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