The Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies

Strain Data

Strain number NIES-3610  
Phylum Dinophyta   Class Dinophyceae 
Scientific name Alexandrium catenella (Whedon & Kofoid) Balech  
Former name  
Common name Dinoflagellate  
Locality (Date of collection) Shimoda Shizuoka Japan (2006-04-16)  
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine  
History < KAGAWA  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Yoshimatsu, Sadaaki (2006-04-18)  
Identified by  
State of strain Unialgal; Non-axenic  
Preservation state
(State of preservation)
Culture condition
( Preculture condition )
Medium:  f/2ESM  
Temperature: 20 C
Light intensity: 22-24 µmol photons/m2/sec     L/D cycle: 10L:14D
Duration: 75 D  
Gene information
Cell size (min - max)   Organization Unicellular; Flagellate 
Characteristics Toxic (paralytic shellfish poisoning: PSP)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : KGW-276; simoda  
Remarks Toxic; Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1"