Cultures of Cafeteria species are available from:

ATCC: American Type Culture Collection, Manassas, VA, USA

CCAP: Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, Windermere and Oban, United Kingdom

So far as is known, Cafeteria species are obligate phagotrophs, feeding on bacteria and small eukaryotes. Cultures are easy to rear in liquid culture with added bacteria, but have not yet been maintained axenically.

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