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Strain number NIES-1868  
Phylum Dinophyta  
Class Dinophyceae  
Scientific name Lepidodinium chlorophorum (Elbrachter & Schnepf) Hansen, Botes & de Salas  
Synonym Gymnodinium chlorophorum Elbrachter et Schnepf  
Former name  
Common name Dinoflagellate  
Locality (Date of collection) East China Sea (2004-07-28)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Seawater)  
History < Kawachi, Masanobu  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Noël, Mary-Hélène (2004-08-**)  
Identified by Kawachi, Masanobu  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MNK  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  18-26 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  20 D  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( AB686258 ) , 18S rRNA ( AB686254 ) , atpA ( AB561004 ) , psaB ( AB561036 ) , psbA ( AB561045 )  
Cell size (min - max) 30 - 70 μm  
Organization Unicellular; Flagellate 
Characteristics Green chloroplast  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : MH 210  
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1" 
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Reference
Kamikawa, R., Tanifuji, G., Kawachi, M., Miyashita, H., Hashimoto, T., Inagaki, Y. 2015 Plastid genome-based phylogeny pinpointed the origin of the green-colored plastid in the dinoflagellate Lepidodinium chlorophorum. Genome Biol. Evol, 7, 1133–1140.
Keywords: genome reduction; Lepidodinium; Pedinophyceae; secondary plastids; plastid replacement
Strain(s): 1868 
PubMed: 25840416
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evv060

Matsumoto, T., Kawachi, M., Miyashita, H., Inagaki, Y. 2012 Prasinoxanthin is absent in the green-colored dinoflagellate Lepidodinium chlorophorum strain NIES-1868: pigment composition and 18S rRNA phylogeny. J. Plant Res., 125, 705-711.
Keywords: Plastid replacement; Tertiary endosymbiosis; Serial secondary endosymbiosis
Strain(s): 1868 
DOI: 10.1007/s10265-012-0486-6

Matsumoto, T., Shinozaki, F., Chikuni, T., Yabuki, A., Takishita, K., Kawachi, M., Nakayama, T., Inouye, I., Hashimoto, T., Inagaki, Y. 2011 Green-colored plastids in the dinoflagellate genus Lepidodinium are of core Chlorophyte origin. Protist, 162, 268-276.
Strain(s): 626141918682432 
PubMed: 20829107
DOI: 10.1016/j.protis.2010.07.001

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