Strain number NIES-784  
Phylum Streptophyta  
Class Charophyceae  
Scientific name Micrasterias truncata (Corda) Brébisson ex Ralfs var. pusilla G.S. West  
Synonym  
Former name  
Common name Desmid  
Locality (Date of collection) near Cairns Queensland Australia (1988-09-01)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Pond water)  
History < Kasai, Fumie  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Kasai, Fumie (1988-09-06)  
Identified by Kasai, Fumie  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MG  
Temperature:  22 (25) C
Light intensity:  20-22 (14-16) µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M (21 D)  
Gene information 18S rRNA ( FN689478 FR852621 ) , CO3 ( FR852698 ) , psaA ( FR852658 ) , trnG ( FN689468 )  
Cell size (min - max) - 80 μm  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Heterothallic ; Crosses with NIES-783  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : 88-8-5  
Remarks  
Movie  
Reference
Nemjová, K., Neustupa, J., Šťastný, J., Škaloud, P., Veselá, J. 2011 Species concept and morphological differentiation of strains traditionally assigned to Micrasterias truncata. Phycol. Res., 59, 208-220.
Keywords: cryptic diversity; Desmidiales; geometric morphometrics Micrasterias truncata; small subunit rDNA; species concept; trnGUCC intron
Strain(s): 783784 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1835.2011.00619.x

Škaloud, P., Nemjová, K., Veselá, J., Cˇ erná, K., Neustupa,J. 2011 A multilocus phylogeny of the desmid genus Micrasterias (Streptophyta): Evidence for the accelerated rate of morphological evolution in protists. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61, 933-943.
Keywords: Biogeography; Evolution; Micrasterias; Morphology; Phylogeny; Protists
Strain(s): 152774777784 
PubMed: 21911067
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.08.018

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