Tag Archives: chlorella

Green Algae from Pintrest

Made a Pintrest page to see if I could store images there (free, unlimited) and post them here.  Check! These are from my stock culture of Spirogyra.  Interesting (or not) that its contaminated with what I think is Chlorella.  Cool … Continue reading

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No shortcuts

The fact that Chlorella grows so slowly isn’t a problem for me personally, I don’t have time to attend to this stuff every day so it kind of works out nicely.  BUT, if I want to come up with projects … Continue reading

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Storage of Chlorella

According to this group, store on autotrophic agar slants incubated 2 weeks in light then into ref.  Restreak every month.  Perhaps freezing just isn’t something that is done.

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Like an autotroph from the ashes

My my my, how fast 6 months can go by.  Due to extracurricular insanity, I wasn’t able to move any of this forward, but have recently picked it up again. It might be good to restate what I am trying … Continue reading

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Chlorella Virus: NOT big and plodding

Chlorella Virus has been challenging my stereotypes once again.  In addition to the “bigger genome therefore bigger virus particle” assumption,  I was clearly guilty of a “bigger virus therefore slow at replicating” assumption too.  Its nothing I though explicitly, in … Continue reading

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A context for Chlorella Viruses: Size

Chlorella viruses are big.  Consider the titles of the following review papers dealing with them: The Phycodnaviridae: The Story of How Tiny Giants Rule the World DNA Viruses: The Really Big Ones (Giruses) Structures of giant icosahedral eukaryotic dsDNA viruses There are two … Continue reading

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Phycodnaviridae hosts

The Phycodnaviridae virus Family consists of six known Genera, all of which infect algae*.   These algal hosts have some pretty interesting stories on their own. For instance, Phaeophycaea (also known as brown algae) is a Class within Eukaryotes that … Continue reading

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