The Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies

Strain Data

Strain number NIES-3389  
Phylum Chlorophyta   Class Chlorophyceae 
Scientific name Chloromonas fukushimae Matsuzaki & Nozaki  
Former name  
Common name Green alga; Snow alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Yamagata Prefectural Nature Conservation Park, Mt. Gassan Shizu, Nishikawa Yamagata Japan (2008-06-04)  
Habitat (Isolation source) Terrestrial (Snow)  
History < Matsuzaki, Ryo  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Matsuzaki, Ryo (2008-06-11)  
Identified by Matsuzaki, Ryo  
State of strain Unialgal; Clonal  
Preservation state
(State of preservation)
Culture condition
( Preculture condition )
Medium:  AF-6  
Temperature: 5 C
Light intensity: 20-60 µmol photons/m2/sec     L/D cycle: 12L:12D
Duration: 3 M  
Gene information 18S rRNA ( AB906342 ) , 26S rRNA ( AB906352 ) , 5.8S-ITS2-28S ( AB906382 AB906383 ) , atpB ( AB906361 ) , psaB ( AB906372 )
Cell size (min - max)   Organization  
Characteristics Authentic strain (Matsuzaki, R. et al. 2014); Cryophilic  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : GsCl-11  

825)   Matsuzaki, R., Hara, Y., Nozaki, H. 2014 A taxonomic study of snow species (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) based on light and electron microscopy and molecular analysis of cultured material. Phycologia, 53, 293–304. , Keywords: Chloromonadinia; Chloromonas fukushimae; Chloromonas tenuis; Molecular phylogeny; Morphology; Snow algae; Taxonomy; Ultrastructure , Strain(s): 2379238033893390