The Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies

Strain Data

Strain number NIES-3783  
Phylum Chlorophyta   Class Chlorophyceae 
Scientific name Volvox reticuliferus Nozaki  
Former name  
Common name Green alga; Volvocine algae  
Locality (Date of collection) Lake Biwa Oroshimo-cho, Kusatsu Shiga Japan (2013-07-03)  
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Lake water)  
History < Nozaki, Hisayoshi  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Nozaki, Hisayoshi (2013-07-03)  
Identified by Nozaki, Hisayoshi  
State of strain Unialgal; Clonal  
Preservation state
(State of preservation)
Culture condition
( Preculture condition )
Medium:  AF-6/2AF-6/3  
Temperature: 20 C
Light intensity: 12-23 µmol photons/m2/sec     L/D cycle: 10L:14D
Duration: 1 M  
Gene information ITS2 ( LC090162 )
Cell size (min - max)   Organization Colonial; Flagellate 
Characteristics Phototaxis ; Heterothallic; Dioecious; Oogamy; Male  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : 2013-0703-VO3  
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1" 

1117)   Nozaki, H., Matsuzaki, R., Yamamoto, K., Kawachi, M., Takahashi, F. 2015 Delineating a new heterothallic species of Volvox (Volvocaceae, Chlorophyceae) using new strains of “Volvox africanus”. PLoS One, 10, e0142632 (article ID). , Strain(s): 3780378137823783378437853786