Since UTEX does not maintain algal cultures in large volumes, each starter culture is inoculated and grown when a Deluxe Photobioreactor order is placed. UTEX will notify customers by email if there are any issues with the culture you have chosen, or if the chosen culture would delay shipment of your order.

Note: Strains that belong to the Freshwater Diatom Collection (FD-designated) and strains that are only maintained in cryopreservation (Cryo Only-designated) are not available due to the small starting inoculum and/or long grow-out period.