Strain Identification Service

FAQs pertaining to UTEX's Strain ID service.

What is the Strain Identification service offered by UTEX?
UTEX can identify algal strains to the level of Genus, and sometimes Species, using microscopy and DNA-barcoding techniques. Some strains have identifying c...
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 9:17 AM
Does the culture I want UTEX to identify need to be axenic?
The culture does not have to be axenic, but it must be unialgal and free of other eukaryotic organisms (protists and fungi). For best results, we request th...
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 9:19 AM
How much does the Strain Identification service cost?
Strain identification by light microscopy is $50 USD per strain. Strain identification by DNA sequencing is $900 USD per strain (with $400 USD deposit due p...
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 9:20 AM