• Tetrahymena pyriformis
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Sequences [ 3 ]
EMBL/Genbank Links
(Bold text = submission by CCAP staff or collaborators)
Division/Phylum: Ciliates/Ciliophora Class: Oligohymenophorea

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: PPY; Axenic; maintained by serial subculture;
Authority(Ehrenberg) Lwoff 1947
IsolatorClaff (1939)
Notes clonal; phenoset A
Axenicity Status Axenic
Environment Unknown
Group Protozoa
In Scope of Nagoya Protocol No
ABS Note Collected pre Nagoya Protocol. No known Nagoya Protocol restrictions for this strain.
Collection Date 1939
Original Designation W
Pathogen Not pathogenic: Hazard Class 1
Strain Maintenance Sheet SM_Tetrahymena.pdf
Toxin Producer Not Toxic / No Data
Type Culture No
Taxonomy WoRMS ID 417477

CCAP 1630/1W

Tetrahymena pyriformis