The Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies

Strain Data

Strain number NIES-3986  
Phylum Chlorophyta   Class Chlorophyceae 
Scientific name Volvox ferrisii Isaka, Matsuzaki & Nozaki  
Former name  
Common name Green alga; Volvocine algae  
Locality (Date of collection) Refer to NIES-2737  
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater  
History < Nozaki, Hisayoshi  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Nozaki, Hisayoshi  
Identified by Nozaki, Hisayoshi  
State of strain Unialgal; Clonal  
Preservation state
(State of preservation)
Culture condition
( Preculture condition )
Medium:  VTAC  
Temperature: 20 C
Light intensity: 12 µmol photons/m2/sec     L/D cycle: 10L:14D
Duration: 1 M  
Gene information
Cell size (min - max)   Organization Colonial; Flagellate 
Characteristics Mixotrophic; Osmotrophic; Phototaxis ; F2 clone of NIES-2737; Homothallic; Monoecious; Oogamy; Resting zygote forming  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : 2011-929-Vx2-F2-9  
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1"