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Strain number NIES-1334  
Phylum Kathablepharida  
Class Kathablepharidea  
Scientific name Kathablepharis japonica Okamoto & Inouye  
Former name  
Common name  
Locality (Date of collection) Tokyo Bay Japan (2004-01-20)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Seawater)  
History < TKB;  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Okamoto, Noriko (2004-03-15)  
Identified by Okamoto, Noriko  
State of strain Subculture; Mixed (Chrysochromulina sp. (NIES-1333) as food); Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  mIMR  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  4-5 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information 18S rRNA ( AB193602 AB231617 ) , 28S rRNA ( FJ973371 ) , act ( FJ973392 ) , atub ( FJ973409 ) , beta-tubulin ( FJ973419 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Unicellular; Flagellate 
Characteristics Heterotrophic ; Phagotrophic  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : TKB-090 (nrc066)  
Okamoto, N., Inouye, I. 2005 The katablepharids are a distant sister group of the Cryptophyta: a proposal for Katablepharidophyta divisio nova/Kathablepharida phylum novum based on SSU rDNA and beta-tubulin phylogeny. Protist, 156, 163-179.
Keywords: beta-tubulin; Cryptophyta; Katablepharidophyta/Kathablepharida; Katablepharis/Kathablepharis japonica; Leucocrypta; Leucocryptos marina; phylogeny; SSU rDNA
Strain(s): 13331334 
DOI: 10.1016/j.protis.2004.12.003

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