Strain number NIES-2140  
Phylum Rhodophyta  
Class Porphyridiophyceae  
Scientific name Porphyridium purpureum (Bory) Drew & Ross  
Synonym Phytoconis purpurea Bory; Merrettia purpurea (Bory) Trevisan 1848  
Former name  
Common name Red alga  
Locality (Date of collection)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source)  
History < IAM (2007) < Imai  
Isolator (Date of isolation) (1991-12-05)  
Identified by  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2017 Nov]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  ESM  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  13-18 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M  
Gene information Plastid DNA ( AP012987 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Color: reddish ; Genome decoded strain (Tajima et al. 2014)  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM R-3
 
Remarks Cryopreserved; Axenic 
Movie  
Reference
Hamana, K., Kobayashi, M., Furuchi, T., Hayashi, H., Niitsu, M. 2018 Polyamine distribution profiles in unicellular and multicellular red algae (phylum Rhodophyta) —Detection of 1,6-diaminohexane, aminobutylcadaverine, canavalmine and aminopropylcanavalmine.— Microb. Resour. Syst., 34, 83-91.
Keywords: aminobutylcadaverine; aminopropylcanavalmine; canavalmine; diaminohexane; polyamine; red algae; Rhodophyta
Strain(s): 55110321572195721382140263626622742 

Hunsperger, H. M., Randhawa, T., Cattolico, R. A. 2015 Extensive horizontal gene transfer, duplication, and loss of chlorophyll synthesis genes in the algae. BMC Evol. Biol., 15, 16 (article ID).
Keywords: Chlorophyll synthesis; Horizontal gene transfer; Endosymbiotic gene transfer; Gene duplication; Algae; Protochlorophyllide
Strain(s): 29336048413632140 
PubMed: 25887237
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-015-0286-4

Tajima, N., Sato, S., Maruyama, F., Kurokawa, K., Ohta, H., Tabata, S., Sekine, K., Moriyama, T., Sato, N. 2014 Analysis of the complete plastid genome of the unicellular red alga Porphyridium purpureum. J. Plant Res., 127, 389-397.
Keywords: Genome rearrangement; Plastid genome; Porphyridium purpureum; Rhodophyta; rRNA operon
Strain(s): 2140 
PubMed: 24595640
DOI: 10.1007/s10265-014-0627-1

Ohta, S., Chang, T., Aozasa, O., Kondo, M., Miyata, H. 1992 Sustained production of arachidonic and eicosapentaenoic acids by the red alga Porphyridium purpureum cultured in a light/dark cycle. J. Ferment. Bioengin., 74, 398-402.
Strain(s): 214021682256 
DOI: 10.1016/0922-338X(92)90040-2

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