P. m. medium

Growth medium of axenic P. multimicromucleatum culture

from http://protistology.ifmo.ru/num4_2/tan.pdf

Ingredient conc MW supplier
L-a-Phosphatidylethanolamine (=cephalin) 0.2 g/L Sigma P7943-100MG $352, Fisher 50-750-5972 50g $125
Proteose peptone 10 g/L
Tryptone 0.5 g/L
Ribonucleic acid 1.0 g/L Sigma R6625-25G $48.90
Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate 4.2 mM
Stigmasterol 0.006 mM 412 =0.00247 g/L Fisher 50-014-46501 1 g $39.30
D_Pantothenic acid hemicalcium salt 0.02 mM 238 =4.76 mg/L 50mg/mL H2O SigmaP2250-5G 24.50
Nicotinamide 0.04 mM 122 Fisher AC12827-1000 100g $14.63
Pyridoxal hydrochloride 0.25 mM 203.63 Fisher AC35271-0010 1g $34.69 need 51 mg/L
Pyridoxamine dihydrochloride 0.01 mM 241.12 Fisher AC43625-0010 1g $80.94 need 2.41 mg/L
Riboflavin 0.01 mM 376.37 Fisher AC13235-0250 25 g $24.18 need 3.7 mg/L
Folic acid 0.06 mM 441 =0.026g/L Fisher 10g AC21663-0100 $13.54 soluble 50mg/mL in 1M NaOH
Thiamine hydrochloride 0.04 mM 337.27 Fisher AC14899-0100 10 g $29.79 need 13.5 mg/L
Biotin 0.01 μM 244.31 =0.0000024g/L; 100mg/0.41L = 1mM. soluble 50 mg/mL in 2M NH4OH Fisher 50-014-20193 100 mg $30.12
Lipoic acid 0.24 μM 206.33 Fisher 1g BP2682-1 $45.92 50mg/mL EtOH

NH4OH 500mL Fisher ICN19385490 MP Biomedicals No.:0219385490 $34.49 ~28% MW = 35 so solution is ~1M

In other studies that require stringent, defined conditions, stigmasterol and either oleate, monolein, or synthetic dioleoyl PsE are the only lipids included in the chemically defined medium


Paramecium Starter Kit

The Kit includes

  • 250 mL of the fresh Paramecium Culture at ~3,000 cells/ml in a diluted Tübingen E3 medium for Zebrafish embryos
  • 250 mL of Paramecium Culture Medium concentrate for preparation of 20.0 L of growth medium
  • 50 mL of Paramecium Food for high density cultures, sufficient for preparation of 5.0 L
  • Suggested schedule of feeding Zebrafish larvae with paramecium

    1 kit $75 (shipping and handling included)

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