Living Algal Strains

FAQs pertaining to Living Algal Strains

What do I do with my algae when it arrives?
Enclosed with every order is an informational sheet with general instructions and things to do once you have received them. The screw-cap should be loosene...
Tue, May 8, 2018 at 1:55 PM
How long will the living algal strain last?
Cultures should last for a few weeks, maybe months, depending on the strain and as long as the culture has the proper care. General maintenance information...
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 2:34 PM
Will my algae grow on agar?
Not all algae will grow on a solid substrate such as agar.  UTEX reccomends that a backup stock culture should be established then subcultures of the stock...
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 12:52 PM
Will my algae grow in liquid media?
Most algae will grow in liquid media. UTEX recommends that a backup stock culture should be established, then subcultures of the stock can be used to test v...
Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 8:37 AM
Can I get a health certificate for one of the strains I purchased?
UTEX does not offer health certificates at this time.
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 12:03 PM
How can I find all the information UTEX has for a particular algal strain?
UTEX posts all available information we have on each strain's respective page under the "Algae Detail" section. Please refer to image below: ...
Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 8:44 AM
National Alliance For Advanced Biofuels and Bio-products (NAABB)
The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-products (NAABB), a consortium of universities, research institutions, and companies funded by the U.S. ...
Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 12:11 PM
Cryopreserved Strains: Strains maintained only in cryopreservation
Strains that are maintained only in cryopreservation (cryo only) require a minimum of 4-weeks to thaw, grow out, and check viability before shipment. An est...
Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Strain Info Only: Strains listed as 'Strain Info Only'
Some algal strains are no longer available to purchase at UTEX. Since many research articles and publications--especially older references--may still cite a...
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 1:55 PM
About strains listed as "Inquire with UTEX"
UTEX strains that have been designated, "Inquire with UTEX," are organisms that are rare, have very slow growth, and/or are low in available mater...
Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 3:56 PM