Q: We are going to buy 1 liter from the strain: CCMP1051 Thalassiosira weissflogii (Grun.) Fryxell et Hasle. What are the conditions to maintain axenic the strain and what nutrients and concentration?
A: CCMP 1051 is kept axenic by sterile technique under a Laminar Flow hood. Click here for the L1 media recipe.
Q: If I put 2 vials in the freezer, would that keep for 2 months without cell quality interruptions?
A: Without following a cryopreservation protocol that includes a -80C freezer, liquid nitrogen vapor and a cryoprotective agent I wouldn't recommend freezing cultures. Ice formation disrupts lipid bilayers and will destroy the viability of the culture.
Q: We were wondering if you may have nutritional profile?
A: I am afraid that is not information that we have.