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Sequences [3 ]
EMBL/Genbank Links
(Bold text = submission by CCAP staff or collaborators)
Division/Phylum: Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta Class: Bacillariophyceae Order: Naviculales

Note: for strains where we have DNA barcodes we can be reasonably confident of identity, however for those not yet sequenced we rely on morphology and the original identification, usually made by the depositor. Although CCAP makes every effort to ensure the correct taxonomic identity of strains, we cannot guarantee that a strain is correctly identified at the species, genus or class levels. On this basis users are responsible for confirming the identity of the strain(s) they receive from us on arrival before starting experiments.
For strain taxonomy we generally use AlgaeBase for algae and Adl et al. (2019) for protists.

Culture media, purity and growth conditions:
Medium:f/2 + Si; Bacteria present; maintained by serial subculture and cryopreserved;
AuthorityBohlin 1897
IsolatorAllen (1910)
Collection Site off Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Notes Name confirmed March 2013 (ASSEMBLE); Bowler & De Martino Pt2
Area Europe
Country UK
Environment Marine
Group Diatom
Pathogen Not pathogenic: Hazard Class 1
Special Uses used for ecotoxicity testing
Strain Maintenance Sheet SM_MarineDiatoms15_20.pdf
Toxin Producer Not Toxic / No Data
Type Culture No
Taxonomy WoRMS ID 175584
Equivalent StrainsCCMP2557 (Bowler & De Martino),CSIRO CS-29,Plymouth 100,SAG 1090-1a,UTEX 2090,UTEX 642
Other DesignationsSMBA 15


Phaeodactylum tricornutum

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