Neospongiococcum excentricum Deason and Bold (ATCC® 40335)

Strain Designations: HS1 [B]  /  Depositor: Universal Foods Corp.  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations HS1 [B]
Application
Produces carotenoids
Biosafety Level 1
Isolation Division mutant derived from wild type strain UTEX 1232, 1987
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -70°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Protocols Section
Type Strain no
Comments
Carotenoid producing culture
Medium Medium 2001: CYU 2%
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 25°C to 35°C
Cryopreservation
  1. Harvest cells from a culture that is at or near peak density by centrifugation at 800 x g for 5 min.
  2. Adjust the concentration of cells to 2 x 106 - 2 x 107/mL in fresh medium.
  3. While cells are centrifuging prepare a solution of 14% (v/v) sterile DMSO solution in fresh medium.
  4. Mix the cell preparation and the cryoprotective solution in equal portions. Thus, the final concentration will be 106 - 107 cells/mL and 7% (v/v) DMSO. The time from the mixing of the cell preparation and cryoprotective stock solution to the start of the cooling cycle should be no less than 5 min and no greater than 15 min.
  5. Dispense in 0.5 mL aliquots into 1.0 - 2.0 mL sterile plastic screw-capped cryules (special plastic vials for cryopreservation).
  6. Place the vials in a controlled rate freezing unit.  From room temperature cool at -1°C/min to -40°C.  If the freezing unit can compensate for the heat of fusion, maintain rate at -1°C/min through the heat of fusion.  At -40°C plunge into liquid nitrogen. Alternatively, place the vials in a Nalgene 1°C freezing apparatus.  Place the apparatus at -80°C for 1.5 to 2 hours and then plunge ampules into liquid nitrogen.  (The cooling rate in this apparatus is approximately -1°C/min.)  
  7. The frozen preparations should be stored in either the vapor or liquid phase of a nitrogen refrigerator. Frozen preparations stored below -130°C are stabile indefinitely. Those stored at temperatures above -130°C are progressively less stabile as the storage temperature is elevated. Vials should not be stored above -55°C.
  8. To establish a culture from the frozen state place an ampule in a water bath set at 35°C. Immerse the vial just to a level just above the surface of the frozen material. Do not agitate the vial.
  9. Immediately after thawing, do not leave in the water bath, aseptically remove the contents of the ampule and add to a centrifuge tube containing 5 mL of ATCC medium 2001. 
  10. Incubate the culture at 50-100 µEinsteins/m2/s irradiance at 25-35°C.  Maintain under a 14/10h light-dark photoperiod.
Name of Depositor Universal Foods Corp.
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- Universal Foods Corp. <-- DL Heefner
References

Liao HH, et al. Carotenoid producing culture using Nespongiococcum excentricum. US Patent 5,437,997 dated Aug 1 1995

Orndorff SA, et al. Zeaxanthin producing strains of Neospongiococcum excentricum. US Patent 5,360,730 dated Nov 1 1994

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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