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. It is important that you verify...
Tue, Jan 2, 2024 at 11:39 AM
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