Algae Strain Selection - Oilgae - Oil from Algae
Database of the collection of microalgae
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Strain selection in Kappaphycus alvarezii
A brown strain of Kappaphycus alvarezii from the Philippines produced tetraspores in the summer and autumn (December 1995 to May 1996) in cultivation experiments in the sea at Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil. In vitro tetraspore release and germination experiments showed a mass mortality two to four days after release. Only 20 plants derived from tetraspores were grown successfully for over a year in the laboratory. Large differences in morphology, colour, size and growth rates were observed amongst these plants. The results emphasise the potential of the tetraspore progeny for strain selection in K. alvarezii. The results also suggest that the tetrasporophyte used in these studies is of hybrid origin.