This strain is used in commercial production. Making sure the growing conditions are optimal at all times yields higher growth rates. Here are some notes about growing this strain that you may find helpful.
This is a freshwater harder water species. Prefers little to no salt in the water. We use a constant intensity of light at 2500 Lux with a periodicity of 12:12 hour light : dark cycle. Temperatures grown here are at 65- 75 degrees F but prefers cool temperatures. It grows faster compared to other culture collection strains. This product is grown commercially for astaxanthin and carotenoids.
Haematococcus in motile phase.
Media: Haematococcus nutrients
Origin: From Bigelow # CCMP 3127
Deposited: November 2015
Identified: UTEX Algal Collection
Other collections have this strain and it is known as UTEX 2505, CCMP 3127
Links for more information:
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References and Publications:
Original publication and holotype designation: Flotow, J. von (1844). Beobachtungen über Haematococcus pluvialis. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlichen Leopoldinisch-Carolinischen Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher 12(Abt. 2): 413-606, 3 pls.
Gutman J, Zarka A & Boussiba S (2009). The host-range of Paraphysoderma sedebokerensis, a chytrid that infects Haematococcus pluvialis. European Journal of Phycology 44(4): 509-514.