Strain number NIES-144  
Phylum Chlorophyta  
Class Chlorophyceae  
Scientific name Haematococcus lacustris (Girod-Chantrans) Rostafinski  
Synonym Volvox lacustris Gir.-Chantr. 1802; Sphaerella lacustris (Gir.-Chantr.) Wittr. ex Hansg. 1888; Lepraria kermesina Wrangel 1824; Sphaerella wrangelii Sommerf. 1824, nom. illeg.; Chlorococcum kermesinum (Wrangel) Fr. 1825; Protococcus kermesinus (Wrangel) C.Agardh 1825; Byssus kermesinum (Wrangel) Wahlenb. 1826; Globulina kermesinum (Wrangel) Turpin 1836; Haematococcus kermesinus (Wrangel) Flot. 1844; Protococcus monospermus Corda 1833; Haematococcus cordae Menegh. 1844; Protosphaeria cordae (Menegh.) Trevis. 1848; Disceraea purpurea Morren & C.Morren 1841; Haematococcus pluvialis Flot. 1844; Protococcus pluvialis (Flot.) Kütz. 1845; Protosphaeria pluvialis (Flot.) Trevis. 1848; Chlamydococcus pluvialis (Flot.) A.Braun 1850 (“1849”); Hysginum pluviale (Flot.) Perty 1852; Sphaerella pluvialis (Flot.) Wittr. 1886; Haematococcus longistigma H.Ettl 1954; Haematococcus buetschlii var. bahusiensis Skuja 1956  
Former name  
Common name Green alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Sapporo Hokkaido Japan (1964-07-16)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Lake water)  
History < IAM (1983);  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Ichimura, Terunobu (1964-07-16)  
Identified by Ichimura, Terunobu  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2013 Jan]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  C (agar)  
Temperature:  20 (25) C
Light intensity:  2 (15-19) µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  4 M (14 D)  
Gene information 18S rRNA ( AB360747 ) , atpB ( AB084325 ) , psaB ( AB084365 ) , 14-3-3 protein ( AY973204 ) , bkt3 ( AY603347 ) , Hsp90 ( JN627245 ) , lycopene β-cyclase ( AY182008 ) , rbcL ( AB084336 AB084337 )  
Cell size (min - max) 15 - 35 μm  
Organization Unicellular; Flagellate 
Characteristics Astaxanthin production ; Homothallic ; Isogamy  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM C-392
Other strain no. : MKF-8  
Remarks Cryopreserved 
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