Growth Conditions

Adapted from: Karas et al. (2015) Designer diatom episomes delivered by bacterial conjugation.

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Current Strains


  • Axenic strain: (Hustedt) Hasle et Heimdal (clone CCMP 1335) from the  National Center for Marine Algae and microbiota, Maine, USA


Available Here

  • Silicanin-1 Knockout Mutant: reduced robustness of silica wall with normal growth




From: Control of biosilica morphology and mechanical performance by the conserved diatom gene Silicanin-. (2019)

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