Strain number NIES-2863  
Phylum Chlorophyta  
Class Chlorophyceae  
Scientific name Gonium pectorale O.F.Müller  
Synonym  
Former name  
Common name Green alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Refer to NIES-1710 and NIES-1711  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source)  
History < Olson, Bradley J. S. C.  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Olson, Bradley J. S. C. (2011-**-**)  
Identified by Nozaki, Hisayoshi  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  AF-6VTAC  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  24 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  2 M  
Gene information Whole-genome ( LSYV00000000 ) , Mitochondria DNA ( AP012493 ) , Plastid DNA ( AP012494 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Colonial; Flagellate 
Characteristics Mixotrophic ; Osmotrophic ; Genome decoded strain (Hamaji, T. et al. 2013) ; F3 backcross strain to K41 (originating from K41 x K32 F1 strains of NIES-1710 x 1711)) ; Heterothallic ; Isogamous ; Mating type (−) ; Resting spore-forming  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : K3-F3-4  
Remarks  
Movie  
Reference
Hanschen, E.R., Marriage, T.N., Ferris, P.J., Hamaji, T., Toyoda, A., Fujiyama,A., Neme,R., Noguchi,H., Minakuchi, Y., Suzuki, M., Kawai-Toyooka, H., Smith, D.R., Sparks, H., Anderson, J., Bakaric, R., Luria, V., Karger, A., Kirschner, M.W., Durand, P.M., Michod, R.E., Nozaki, H., Olson, B.J. 2016 The Gonium pectorale genome demonstrates co-option of cell cycle regulation during the evolution of multicellularity. Nat. Commun., 7, 11370 (article ID).
Strain(s): 2863 
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11370

Hamaji, T., Mogi, Y., Ferris, P. J., Mori, T., Miyagishima, S., Kabeya, Y., Nishimura, Y., Toyoda, A., Noguchi, H., Fujiyama, A., Olson, B. J. S. C., Marriage, T. N., Nishii, I., Umen, J. G. Nozaki, H. 2016 Sequence of the Gonium pectorale mating locus reveals a complex and dynamic history of changes in volvocine algal mating haplotypes. G3-Genes Genomes Genet., 6, 1179-1189.
Keywords: Gonium; Chlamydomonas; Volvox; mating locus; evolution; Genetics of Sex
Strain(s): 2863 
DOI: 10.1534/g3.115.026229

Hamaji, T., Smith, DR., Noguchi, H., Toyoda, A., Suzuki, M., Kawai-Toyooka, H., Fujiyama, A., Nishii, I., Marriage, T., Olson, B. J. S. C., Nozaki, H. 2013 Mitochondrial and plastid genomes of the colonial green alga Gonium pectorale give insights into the origins of organelle DNA architecture within the Volvocales. PLoS One, 8, e57177 (article ID).
Strain(s): 2863 
PubMed: 23468928
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057177

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