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Conservation of microalgal type material: Approaches needed for 21st century science

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Abstract:

The current edition of the International code of botanical nomenclature (Vienna Code) accepts cultures of fungi and algae as types provided that they are preserved in a metabolically inactive state. In this article the authors outline a procedure for cryopreserving type cultures at ultra-low temperatures (<−135°C), thus ensuring that the material is held in a stable, metabolically inactive state. This procedure would allow direct access to live ex-type cultures, facilitating traditional research as well as molecular, metabolomic and proteomic studies.

Keywords: CRYOBANKING; CRYOPRESERVATION; EPITYPE; HOLOTYPE; MICROALGAE

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunbeg, Argyll, PA37 1QA, U.K. 2: Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften, Abteilung Experimentelle Phykologie und Sammlung von Algenkulturen, Universität Göttingen, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen, Germany 3: University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-2465, U.S.A.

Publication date: February 1, 2010

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