Strain number NIES-152  
Phylum Streptophyta  
Class Charophyceae  
Scientific name Micrasterias crux-melitensis Ralfs  
Synonym -----  
Former name  
Common name Desmid  
Locality (Date of collection) Kathmandu, Nepal (1968-05-18)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Sediment)  
History < IAM (1983);  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Ichimura, Terunobu (1970-12-12)  
Identified by Ichimura, Terunobu  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  VT  
Temperature:  20 (25) C
Light intensity:  6-10 (15-19) µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M (21 D)  
Gene information 18S rRNA ( FR852601 ) , CO3 ( FR852674 )  
Cell size (min - max) - 53 μm  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Homothallic  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM C-427
Other strain no. : N-90-27  

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