Strain number NIES-545  
Phylum Chlorophyta  
Class Chlorophyceae  
Scientific name Volvulina steinii Playfair  
Synonym  
Former name  
Common name Green alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Hayama Kanagawa Japan (1980-12-**)  
Latitude / Longitude 35.271286 / 139.600715 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Paddy soil)  
History < Nozaki, Hisayoshi  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Nozaki, Hisayoshi (1981-01-07)  
Identified by Nozaki, Hisayoshi  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2017 Dec]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  VTAC  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  21 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  2 M  
Gene information 18S rRNA ( LC086366 ) , atpB ( AB044173 ) , rbcL ( AB044159 ) , psaA ( AB044222 ) , psaB ( AB044448 ) , psbC ( AB044500 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Colonial; Flagellate 
Characteristics Phototaxis ; Heterothallic ; Mating type (−) ; Crosses with NIES-546  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : 1107-5 (-)  
Remarks Axenic 
Movie  
Reference
Nakada, T., Tsuchida, Y., Tomita, M. 2019 Improved taxon sampling and multigene phylogeny of unicellular chlamydomonads closely related to the colonial volvocalean lineage Tetrabaenaceae-Goniaceae-Volvocaceae (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 130 1-8.
Keywords: Alga; Chlamydomonas; Colony evolution; Multigene phylogeny; Vitreochlamys; Zoosporangium
Strain(s): 4184374564604745415445455645665695715776546667217257287357378678798808828838871362185824622567338333884241424242434244424542464247424842494250425142524253425442554256 
PubMed: 30266459
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.09.013

Widyaningrum, D., Iida, D., Tanabe, Y., Hayashi, Y., Kurniasih, S. D., Ohama, T. 2019 Acutely induced cell mortality in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Chlorophyceae) following exposure to acrylic resin nanoparticles. J. Phycol., 55, 118-133.
Keywords: abnormal swimming behavior; cell mortality; cell wall damage; Chlamydomonas rein-hardtii; poly(isobutyl-cyanoacrylate) nanoparticles; ROS
Strain(s): 3514436241842143243845654557173273785810221048184821502169220122022208220922122280235224622578 
PubMed: 30304548
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12798

Hanschen, E. R., Herron, M. D., Wiens, J. J., Nozaki, H., Michod, R. E. 2018 Repeated evolution and reversibilityof self-fertilization in the volvocinegreen algae. Evolution, 72, 386-398.
Keywords: Haploid; phylogenetics; self-fertilization; sex; sexual reproduction; volvocine green algae
Strain(s): 28941845645846054154354454556456656856957157257457858265373285185685787287587687787888088288389189210381362171117132457256927383382338837803782 
PubMed: 29134623
DOI: 10.1111/evo.13394

Hanschen, E. R., Herron, M. D., Wiens, J. J., Nozaki, H., Michod, R. E. 2018 Multicellularity drives the evolution of sexual traits. Am. Nat., 192, E93-E10.
Keywords: sex; volvocine green algae; multicellularity; ancestral state; reconstruction; anisogamy; sexual dimorphism
Strain(s): 28941842145645846052254154354454556456656856957157257457858265373275185185685787287587687787888088288389189210381362171117132457256927383382338837803782 
DOI: 10.1086/698301

Nakada, T., Ito, T., Tomita, M. 2016 18S ribosomal RNA gene phylogeny of a colonial volvocalean lineage (Tetrabanaceae-Goniaceae-Volvocaceae, Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) and its close relatives. J. Jpn. Bot., 91, 345-354.
Keywords: 18S rRNA; colonial; green algae; molecular phylogeny; unicellular; Volvocales
Strain(s): 4184564604745415445455645665716546667217257287357378678778798808818828831362224222462266256733884126 

Nakazawa, A., Nishii, I. 2012 Amidic and acetonic cryoprotectants improve cryopreservation of volvocine green algae. CryoLetters, 33, 201-212.
Keywords: cryopreservation; dimethylformamide; hydroxyacetone; Volvocaceae; Volvox; Chlamydomonas
Strain(s): 4184685455645747177217287297307311331136117102236 
PubMed: 22825787

Ando, T., Otsuka, S., Nishiyama, M., Sendo, K., Watanabe, M. M., Matsumoto, S. 2003 Toxic effects of dichloromethane and trichloroethlene on the growth of planktonic green algae, Chlorella vulgaris NIES227, Selenastrum capricornutum NIES35, and Volvulina steinii NIES545. Microbes Environ., 18, 43-46.
Keywords: algal growth potential (AGP); bioindicator; dichloromethane; organic solvents; trichloroethlene
Strain(s): 35227545 
DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.18.43

Mori, F., Erata, M., Watanabe, M. M. 2002 Cryopreservation of cyanobacteria and green algae in the NIES-Collection. Microbiol. Cult. Coll., 18, 45-55.
Keywords: cryopreservation; cyanobacteria; green algae; FDA staining method; NIES-Collection
Strain(s): 19212223242526272829303132333435363738394041444546505152535455565758596061626364656667686970737475767778798081878990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112119120122123124125127128129130131132133134135137138139144147148150151152153154155156157158159160162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183185186187188189191192193194195197198199200201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216217224226227228229230231232241242243244245246248257259261262263266267268271287288289290294295297298299300301302303305306308309310311312313329334336337338339340341342349351359360361362375378379380382384385390394396397398415416418419421422423424425426427428429430431432433434436437438439440446447448449450451452453454455456457458459460464468469474478479480481503504505506507509510512514515522523524527528529530531532536537538539540541542543544545546564565566567568569570571572573574575576577578579580581582583584585592593594595596597598604610628630631632633634635636637638639640641642643644645646647648649650651652653654655656657658659660661662663664665666667672685686687688689690691692693694717718719720721722723724725726727728729 

Nozaki, H., Misawa, K., Kajita, T., Kato, M., Nohara, S., Watanabe, M. M. 2000 Origin and evolution of the colonial Volvocales (Chlorophyceae) as inferred from multiple, chloroplast gene sequences. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 17, 256-268.
Strain(s): 418456460474541545564566569571572574577582653654666720721722724725727728730731732734735736737851854872882884886887888889890893895896898 
PubMed: 11083939
DOI: 10.1006/mpev.2000.0831

Nozaki, H., Hara, Y., Kasaki, H. 1987 Light and electron microscopy of pyrenoids and species delimitation in Volvulina (Chlorophyta, Volvocaceae). J. Phycol., 23, 359-364.
Keywords: Chlorophyta; culture age; pyrenoid; pyrenoid development; taxonomy; ultrastructure; Volvocaceae; Volvulina pringsheimii; Volvulina steinii
Strain(s): 545896897898 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.1987.tb04145.x

Nozaki, H. 1982 Morphology and reproduction of Japanese Volvulina steinii (Chlorophyta, Volvocales). J. Jpn. Bot., 57, 105-113, pls. 3-4.
Strain(s): 545546896897898 

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