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Sequences [2 ]
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Division/Phylum: Dinophyta (= Pyrrhophyta)Class: Dinophyceae Order: Pyrocystales
Medium:L1; Bacteria present; maintained by serial subculture;
Authority(Schütt) Schütt 1896
Collection Site unknown
Notes Bioluminescent. See our information page on bioluminescent algae, and we also have a short video clip here. This strain is available as part of our School Kit.
Environment Marine
Pathogen Not pathogenic: Hazard Class 1
Type Culture No
Equivalent StrainsCCMP730


Pyrocystis lunula

  • Product Code:CCAP1131/1
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