Strain number NIES-1804  
Phylum Rhodophyta  
Class Cyanidiophyceae  
Scientific name Cyanidioschyzon merolae De Luca, Taddei & Varano  
Synonym  
Former name  
Common name Red alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Sardinia Isl. Italy  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Hot spring  
History < Tanaka, Kan  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Toda, Kyoko  
Identified by Ohnuma, Mio  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2014 Jan]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  M-Allen  
Temperature:  37 C
Light intensity:  10-11 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  6 M  
Gene information Mitochondria DNA ( D89861 ) , Nuclear DNA (chromosome 1-20) ( AP006483-AP006502 ) , Plastid DNA ( AB002583 ) , Chromosome unassigned contigs ( AP006600-AP006614 )  
Cell size (min - max) 3 - 10 μm  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Planktotnic ; Acidophilic ; Pigmentation paler than wild type  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : MO  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Fragile species to temperature changes; Axenic 
Movie  
Reference
Antoshvili, M. Caspy, I., Hippler, M., Nelson, N. 2019 Structure and function of photosystem I in Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Photosynth Res., 139, 499-508.
Keywords: Photosynthesis; Photosystem I; Crystal structure; Synechocystis; Cyanobacteria; Membrane complexes
Strain(s): 1804 
PubMed: 29582227
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-018-0501-4

Ichinose, T. M. & Iwane, A. H. 2018 Cytological analyses by advanced electron microscopy. In Cyanidioschyzon merolae: A New Model Eukaryote for Cell and Organelle Biology, Eds. by Kuroiwa, T., Miyagishima, S., Matsunaga, S., Sato, N., Nozaki, H., Tanaka, K., Misumi, O., Springer Singapore, 129-151.
Keywords: FIB-SEM; SBF-SEM; EM-tomography; EM (electron microscopy); Block-face imaging; Cryo-TEM; Cryo-TEM tomography; Cyanidioschyzon merolae; Physical fixation
Strain(s): 1804 
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-6101-1_9

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