Rapaza viridis (ATCC® PRA-360)

Organism: Rapaza viridis  /  Depositor: N Yubuki

Strain Designations PB36
Biosafety Level 1
Isolation Tide pool, Pachena Beach, Bamfield, BC, Canada, 2010
Product Format test tube
Storage Conditions Frozen Cultures:
-70°C for 1 week; liquid N2 vapor for long term storage

Freeze-dried Cultures:
2-8°C

Live Cultures:
See Protocols section for handling information
Comments This strain must be fed with live Tetraselmis sp. ATCC® PRA-361™ (not provided).  The Tetraselmis should be maintained separately and fed to Rapaza at regular intervals (approximately every 2-3 wks).
Medium Medium 2846: F/2 Medium
Growth Conditions Temperature: 15°C to 25°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Culture System: Xenic, with mixed bacteria and ATCC® PRA-361™ as food source
Cryopreservation No protocol available
Name of Depositor N Yubuki
Chain of Custody ATCC <-- N Yubuki
References

Yamaguchi A, et al. Morphostasis in a novel eukaryote illuminates the evolutionary transition from phagotrophy to phototrophy: description of Rapaza viridis n. gen. et sp. (Euglenozoa, Euglenida). BMC Evol. Biol. 8: 12-29, 2012. PubMed: 22401606

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AB679269 SSU rRNA