Salpingoeca rosetta (ATCC® PRA-366)

Organism: Salpingoeca rosetta  /  Depositor: SR Fairclough

Strain Designations Px1
Biosafety Level 1
Isolation Monoxenic culture derived from ATCC® 50818™ RefDayel MJ, et al. Cell differentiation and morphogenesis in the colony-forming choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta. Dev. Biol. 357: 73-82, 2011. PubMed: 21699890
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen Cultures:
-70°C for 1 week; liquid N2 vapor for long term storage

Freeze-dried Cultures:
2-8°C

Live Cultures:
See Protocols section for handling information
Type Strain no
Comments
Cell differentiation, morphogenesis, and taxonomic description RefDayel MJ, et al. Cell differentiation and morphogenesis in the colony-forming choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta. Dev. Biol. 357: 73-82, 2011. PubMed: 21699890
Reference strain for genome sequencing project (Salpingoeca sp. ATCC 50818 genome sequencing project Available from: NCBI BioProject)
Medium Medium 1525: Seawater 802 medium
Medium 1405: HESNW medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 25°C
Growth condition: monoxenic, with Algoriphagus machipongonensis ATCC® BAA-2233™ as food source RefDayel MJ, et al. Cell differentiation and morphogenesis in the colony-forming choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta. Dev. Biol. 357: 73-82, 2011. PubMed: 21699890
Cryopreservation Reagents
Cryoprotective Solution
DMSO,   2.0 mL
Fresh growth medium w/o bacteria,   8.0 mL


Harvest and Preservation 

  1. Mix the components in the order listed. When the medium is added to the DMSO the solution will warm up due to chemical heat.
  2. Harvest cells from a culture that is at or near peak density by filtration and centrifugation at 800 x g for 5 min.
  3. Adjust the concentration of cells to at least 2 x 106/mL in fresh medium.
  4. Mix the cell preparation and the cryoprotective solution in equal portions.
  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 vials in a controlled rate freezing unit. From room temperature cool at -1°C/min to -40°C. If freezing unit can compensate for the heat of fusion, maintain rate at -1 C/min through heat of fusion. At -40°C plunge ampules 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. Ampules are stored in either the vapor or liquid phase of a nitrogen refrigerator.
  8. To establish a culture from the frozen state place the vial in a 35°C water bath.  Immerse the vial to a level just above the surface of the frozen material. Do not agitate the vial.   Immediately after thawing, do not leave in water bath, aseptically remove the contents of the ampule and inoculate into a T-25 tissue culture flask containing 10 mL of uninoculated ATCC medium 1525.
  9. Incubate at 25°C with the cap screwed on tightly.
  10. Once the culture is established, vigorously agitate the flask and aseptically transfer 0.5 mL to 10.0 mL of uninoculated ATCC medium 1525.
  11. Follow the protocol for maintenance of culture.
Name of Depositor SR Fairclough
References

Carr M, et al. Molecular phylogeny of choanoflagellates, the sister group to Metazoa. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 105: 16641-16646, 2008. PubMed: 18922774

Dayel MJ, et al. Cell differentiation and morphogenesis in the colony-forming choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta. Dev. Biol. 357: 73-82, 2011. PubMed: 21699890

Salpingoeca sp. ATCC 50818 genome sequencing project Available from: NCBI BioProject