The Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies

Strain Data

Strain number NIES-3987  
Phylum Chlorophyta   Class Chlorophyceae 
Scientific name Volvox ferrisii Isaka, Matsuzaki & Nozaki  
Former name  
Common name Green alga; Volvocine algae  
Locality (Date of collection) Takayama-cho, Ikoma Nara Japan (2012-03-15)  
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Paddy soil)  
History < Nozaki, Hisayoshi < Matsuzaki, Ryo  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Matsuzaki, Ryo (2012-04-13)  
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 18S-ITS-5.8S-ITS2-28S ( LC185089 ) , ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 ( LC185089 ) , rbcL ( LC191324 ) , psbC ( LC191334 )
Cell size (min - max)   Organization Colonial; Flagellate 
Characteristics Mixotrophic; Osmotrophic; Phototaxis ; Homothallic; Monoecious; Oogamy; Resting zygote forming  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : Ax04-413  
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1" 

1130)   Nozaki, H., Ueki, N., Isaka, N., Saigo, T., Yamamoto, K., Matsuzaki, R., Takahashi, F., Wakabayashi, K-I., Kawachi, M. 2016 A new morphological type of Volvox from japanese large lakes and recent divergence of this type and V. ferrisii in two different freshwater habitats. PLoS One, 11, e0167148 (article ID). , Strain(s): 2736273739873988