The Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies

Strain Data

Strain number NIES-3373  
Phylum Cyanophyta   Class Cyanophyceae 
Scientific name Spirulina subsalsa Oersted ex Gomont var. salina Kuroiwa & Tasaki  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Barr Al-Hikman Oman (2011-11-25)  
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Tidal flat sediment)  
History < Kuroiwa, Youichi  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Kuroiwa, Youichi (2012-11-15)  
Identified by Kuroiwa, Youichi  
State of strain Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic[2016 May]  
Preservation state
(State of preservation)
Culture condition
( Preculture condition )
Medium:  IMK + NaCl  
Temperature: 37 C
Light intensity: 9-10 µmol photons/m2/sec     L/D cycle: 10L:14D
Duration: 3 M  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( AB873003 )
Cell size (min - max)   Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Thermophilic; Halophilic; Attached  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : BAH8-10-45  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Fragile species to temperature changes 

727)   Kuroiwa, Y., Al-Maamari, R. S., Tasaki, M., Okamura, K., Sueyoshi, M., Nakashima, A., Yoshida, E., Suzuki, K. 2014 Spirulina subsalsa var. salina var. nov.: Thermo-halotolerant cyanobacteria accumulating two kinds of compatible solute, originated from the Sultanate of Oman. J. Environ. Biotechnol. (環境バイオテクノロジー学会誌), 14, 43-56. , Keywords: Spirulina subsalsa var. salina var. nov.; Halospirulina; halotolerant; glycine betamine; O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-glycerole , Strain(s): 3373