[Coral-List] zooxanthellae culture

Lucia Bongiorni l.bongiorni at univpm.it
Fri Mar 23 14:04:25 EDT 2007

Dear Coral-List,

I am trying to set up culture of zooxanthellae from Acropora in silica free F/2 media, in an incubation chamber provided with a 50W- light /dark cycle (12/12h ) at ca.26°C, but I'm facing problems with diatoms contamination (beside  silica is not present in the media) and very slow growth of algae. I would very much appreciate any suggestions on isolation and culturing zooxanthellae from Acropora

thanks in advance 
Lucia Bongiorni

Lucia  Bongiorni Ph.D
Marine Biology and Ecology Lab
Department of Marine Science
Polytechnic University of Marche
Via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, ITALY
TEL:  +39 071 2204294
FAX:  +39 071 2204650
email: l.bongiorni at univpm.it

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