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Comparison of cryopreservation methods for the long term storage of the marine diatom Haslea ostrearia (simonsen)

Abstract

Long term maintenance of microalgal strains by serial subculturing is often expensive and time-consuming. Alternative methods, such as cryopreservation, present several benefits and thus seem more relevant. Our study aimed at comparing two cryopreservation procedures applied to the marine diatom Haslea ostrearia (Simonsen): (1) a two-step freezing method in liquid media using 5%, 10% and 20% MeOH, Me2SO or Glycerol, and (2) an immobilization-dehydration method consisting in an algal cell entrapped in 0.7 M sucrose dehydrated and air-flow desiccated calcium alginate beads before "direct" or "two-step" freezing. Our results showed that the cryopreservation of H. ostrearia was feasible. With the two-step freezing protocol only Me2SO maintained cell viability without contamination but the low percentage of viability (<10%) prevents its use. Conversely, the immobilization-dehydration methods tested in this study were effective. Average viability of 57% and 77% were obtained with the "direct" and the "two step" cooling assays respectively, ensuring preservation of the genetic traits of H. ostrearia.

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hal-00721494 , version 1 (27-07-2012)

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Anaelle Tanniou, Vincent Turpin, Thierry Lebeau. Comparison of cryopreservation methods for the long term storage of the marine diatom Haslea ostrearia (simonsen). Cryobiology, 2012, 65 (1), pp.45-50. ⟨10.1016/j.cryobiol.2012.03.011⟩. ⟨hal-00721494⟩
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