Strain number NIES-2108  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Nostoc punctiforme (Kützing) Hariot  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Terrestrial (The lichen Peltigera didactyla)  
History < IAM (2007) < Watanabe, Atsushi  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Watanabe, Atsushi  
Identified by Watanabe, Atsushi  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MDM (agar)  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  13-18 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M  
Gene information TDH ( KC693752 )  
Cell size (min - max) 4 - 6 μm  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Nitrogen fixation  (aerobic condition) ; Chromatic adaptation  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM M-15
Remarks Cryopreserved 
Arima, H., Horiguchi, N., Takaichi, S., Kofuji, R., Ishida, K-I., Wada, K., Sakamoto, T. 2012 Molecular genetic and chemotaxonomic characterization of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune and its neighboring species. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 79, 34-45.
Keywords: Anhydrobiosis; carotenoid; ferredoxin-NADP; oxidoreductase; nitrate/nitrite transporter; random amplified polymorphic DNA; water stress protein
Strain(s): 24282107210825382539 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01195.x

Yoshida, T., Sakamoto, T. 2009 Water-stress induced trehalose accumulation and control of trehalase in the cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme IAM M-15. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 55, 135-145.
Keywords: compatible solute, desiccation tolerance, post-translational regulation, terrestrial cyanobacterium
Strain(s): 2108 
DOI: 10.2323/jgam.55.135

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