Cholamonas cyrtodiopsidis Flavin et al. (ATCC® 50325)

Strain Designations: DIOP  /  Depositor: C Molivadas, TA Nerad  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Colpodella sp.
Strain Designations DIOP
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.

Isolation Intestinal tract of diopsid fly, Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1989
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 yes
Comments
Cloned strain
Species description
Phylogenetic position
Medium ATCC® Medium 802: Sonneborn's Paramecium medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 25°C
Culture System: Grown with Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ATCC® 74124™)
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 ATCC medium 802 bacterized with Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. pneumoniae (ATCC® 700831™) or Enterobacter aerogenes (ATCC® 13048™).
  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 bacterized ATCC medium 802.
  11. Follow the protocol for maintenance of culture.


Name of Depositor C Molivadas, TA Nerad
Year of Origin 1989
References

Flavin M, et al. Cholamonas cyrtodiopsidis gen. n., sp. n. (Cercomonadida), an endocommensal, mycophagous heterotrophic flagellate with a doubled kinetid. Acta Protozool. 39: 51-60, 2000.

Cavalier-Smith T, et al. Morphology and phylogeny of Sainouron acronematica sp. n. and the ultrastructural unity of Cercozoa. Protist 159: 591-620, 2008. PubMed: 18583188

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