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Spirulina subsalsa CCAP 1475/1

Spirulina subsalsa

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Spirulina subsalsa is a Cyanobacteria, this means that it is a prokaryote organism contrary to all the other algae, which are eukaryotic. Cyanobateria are called blue-green algae, but they are actually photosynthetic bacteria. Cyanobacteria are used in many commercial applications, such as a natural blue food colouring in sweets such as Smarties. Spirulina is filamentous with a striking spiral/helix shape along the entire length. It benefits from symbiotic bacteria that fix nitrogen from air. Spirulina is also used commercially as a health food due to its high nutritional content.

Division/Phylum: Cyanophyta
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order: Oscillatoriales
CCAP Ref: CCAP 1475/1
Required Medium: ASW:BG
Environment: Brackish

30ml pack size, suitable for 30 students.

Store at room temperature (14-24°C) away from direct sunlight. Shake before pipetting onto slide & viewing under microscope.

Darwin Biological's algae and protozoa samples are produced in partnership with the Culture Collection of Algae & Protozoa (CCAP) and are only available for UK schools and colleges to purchase. Please visit to purchase if you are a university or commercial customer.

*There is a 2-3 week lead time, demand dependent, when ordering this specimen*

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