Strain number NIES-3991  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flauhault  
Synonym  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Kanazawa University Kanazawa Ishikawa Japan (2014-05-01)  
Latitude / Longitude 36.550716 / 136.705116 
Habitat (Isolation source) Terrestrial  
History < Sakamoto, Toshio  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Sakamoto, Toshio  
Identified by Sakamoto, Toshio  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Non-axenic[2017 Mar]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  Modified BG-110 (agar)  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  15-23 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( LC013478 ) , Dps family protein ( LC369118 LC369114 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Drought tolerance ; Nitrogen fixation  (aerobic condition)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : KU008  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Very slow growth 
Movie  
Reference
Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Tanji, Y., Yamaba, M., Natsume, T., Masaura, T., Asano, T., Nishiuchi, T., Sakamoto, T. 2018 Characterization of extracellular matrix components from the desiccation-tolerant cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 64, 15-25.
Keywords: anhydrobiosis; desiccation tolerance; extracellular polysaccharide (EPS); superoxide dismutase (SOD); water stress protein (WspA)
Strain(s): 21082538398939903991 
PubMed: 29225284
DOI: 10.2323/jgam.2017.03.001

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