Strain number NIES-866  
Phylum Chlorophyta  
Class Chlorophyceae  
Scientific name Volvox carteri F.Stein f. weismannia (Powers) Iyengar  
Synonym Volvox weismannia J.H.Powers; Merrillosphaera carteri var. weismannia (J.H.Powers) W.R.Shaw 1922  
Former name  
Common name Green alga ; Volvocine algae  
Locality (Date of collection) Waterford Australia  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source)  
History < Nozaki, Hisayoshi < UTEX  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Starr, R. C.  
Identified by Starr, R. C.  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  VTAC  
Temperature:  23 C
Light intensity:  28-32 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  20 D  
Gene information 18S-ITS1-5.8S-ITS2-28S ( AB771953 ) , atpB ( AB076111 ) , rbcL ( AB076100 ) , psaA ( AB076130 ) , psbC ( AB076164 ) , psaB ( AB076149 ) , mat3 ( AB771945 ) , DNA ( LC004719 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Colonial; Flagellate 
Characteristics Phototaxis ; Heterothallic ; Dioecious ; Oogamy ; Male  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : UTEX 1875
 
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1" 
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Reference
Kawafune K., Hongoh, Y., Hamaji, T ., Sakamoto, T., Kurata, T., Hirooka, S., Miyagishima, S., Nozaki, H. 2015 Two different rickettsial bacteria invading Volvox carteri. PLoS One, 10, e0116192 (article ID).
Strain(s): 397398732733866 
PubMed: 25671568
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116192

Hiraide, R., Kawai-Toyooka, H., Hamaji, T ., Matsuzaki, R., Kawafune, K., Abe, J., Sekimoto, H., Umen, J., Nozaki, H. 2013 The evolution of male–female sexual dimorphism predates the gender-based divergence of the mating locus gene MAT3/RB. Mol. Biol. Evol., 30, 1038-1040.
Keywords: gender-based divergence; gene conversion; male–female sexual dimorphism; MAT3/RB, mating type locus; volvocine algae
Strain(s): 7227338661710171117121859186139854018 
PubMed: 23364323
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/mst018

Nozaki, H., Ott, F. D., Coleman, A. W. 2006 Morphology, molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of two new species of Pleodorina (Volvocaceae, Chlorophyceae). J. Phycol., 42, 1072-1080.
Keywords: colonial Volvocales; molecular phylogeny; morphology; Pleodorina starrii sp. nov.; Pleodorina thompsonii sp. nov.; taxonomy
Strain(s): 456460541544577666720721722724725728730731732734735736863865866867868869872891892136241264127 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2006.00255.x

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