Product Code TM 647
Algae (singular alga) encompass several groups of relatively simple living aquatic organisms that capture light energy through photosynthesis, using it to convert inorganic substances into organic matter. Algae range from single-cell organisms to multicellular organisms, some with fairly complex differentiated form and (if marine) called seaweeds. Algae are usually found in damp places or water bodies and thus are common in terrestrial as well as aquatic environments. Various algae play significant roles in aquatic ecology. Algae are used by humans in a number of ways. Because many species are aquatic and microscopic, they are cultured in clear tanks or ponds and either harvested or used to treat effluents pumped through ponds.
Algae Culture Agar is recommended for the isolation and cultivation of algae from soil, water and sewage. Algae Culture Agar is used for maintaining stock cultures of algae used in the bioassay of algaecide chemicals. It is a slight modification of the formula of Allen. Fitzgerald recommended it for the cultivation of algae. Stock cultures are prepared by inoculating the surface of slants with the algal culture and incubation at room temperature under a suitable light source. These stock cultures can be maintained for several months.
for isolation and cultivation of algae from soil and water