Gloeothece sp. (ATCC® 27152)

Strain Designations: PCC 6909 [CCAP 1430/3, UTEX 795]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations PCC 6909 [CCAP 1430/3, UTEX 795]
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Sheath composition
Diurnal pattern of N2 fixation
Medium ATCC® Medium 616: Medium BG-11 for blue-green algae
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic, under 2,000-3,000 LUX light
Name of Depositor RY Stanier
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- RY Stanier <-- UTEX 795, unialgal culture <-- W.R. Taylor <-- W. Markle (Gloeocapsa sp.)

Rippka R, et al. Generic assignments, strain histories and properties of pure cultures of cyanobacteria. J. Gen. Microbiol. 111: 1-61, 1979.

Stanier RY, et al. Purification and properties of unicellular blue-green algae (order Chroococcales). Bacteriol. Rev. 35: 171-205, 1971. PubMed: 4998365

Tease BE, Walker RW. Comparative composition of the sheath of the cyanobacterium Gloeothece ATCC 27152 cultured with and without combined nitrogen. J. Gen. Microbiol. 133: 3331-3339, 1987.

Gallon JR, et al. Metabolic changes associated with the diurnal pattern of N2 fixation in Gloeothece. J. Gen. Microbiol. 134: 3079-3087, 1988.

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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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