Strain number NIES-45  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Planktothrix spiroides Wang & Li  
Synonym  
Former name Formerly identified as Spirulina platensis (=Arthrospira platensis), re-identified at NIES by DNA analysis[2013 Oct]  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Lake Kasumigaura Ibaraki Japan (1975-11-**)  
Latitude / Longitude 36.0428477398 / 140.373233439 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Lake water)  
History < IAM (1983);  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Watanabe, Makoto M.; Ichimura, Terunobu (1975-11-**)  
Identified by Re-identified by NIES  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MA  
Temperature:  25 C
Light intensity:  14-17 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  42 D  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( LC096262 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Cyanobacterial water bloom (aoko)  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM M-184
Other strain no. : KAS-6-50  
Remarks Cryopreserved 
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