CCAP 34/6 Haematococcus pluvialis
CCAP 34/6 Haematococcus pluvialis red

Haematococcus lacustris

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Haematococcus lacustris (formerly Haematococcus pluvialis) is a freshwater, unicellular microalga with a complex lifecycle. Haematococcus lacustris is a rich source of natural astaxanthin (an antioxidant), so important for aquaculture and cosmetics industries due to anti-inflammatory properties. The cells are normally green but under stress conditions, the cells change to larger globular cysts with an orange-red pigmentation.

Division/Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order: Chlamydomonadales
CCAP Ref: CCAP 34/6
Required Medium: EG:JM
Environment: Freshwater

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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