Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC® 20888)

Strain Designations: S31  /  Product Format: frozen

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Classification KINGDOM: Chromista
Strain Designations S31
Produces omega-3 fatty acids
Biofuel production
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
Medium ATCC® Medium 790: By+ medium
ATCC® Medium 534: Seawater with serum
ATCC® Medium 662: Seawater medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 20°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Sequenced Data
18S ribosomal RNA, partial sequence:


Name of Depositor OmegaTech, Inc.
Estuarine water, California

Barclay WR. Process for the heterotrophic production of microbial products with high concentrations of omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids. US Patent 5,130,242 dated Jul 14 1992

Tsui CKM, et al. Labyrinthulomycetes phylogeny and its implications for the evolutionary loss of chloroplasts and gain of ectoplasmic gliding. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 2008. PubMed: 18977305

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  • 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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