Strain number NIES-46  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Arthrospira platensis (Nordstedt) Gomont  
Synonym Arthrospira platensis Gomont  
Former name Spirulina platensis (Gomont) Geitler  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Lake Texcoco, Mexico (-----)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Salt water  
History < IAM (1983);  
Isolator (Date of isolation) (-----)  
Identified by -----  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2013 Jan.]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  SOT  
Temperature:  20 (25) C
Light intensity:  1 (12-15) µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  4 M (14 D)  
Gene information cpcB, cpcA ( DQ393288 )  
Cell size (min - max) - 8 μm  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Cyanobacterial water bloom (aoko) ; Autotrophic ; Hydrogen evolution  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM M-185

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