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Strain number NIES-258  
Phylum Streptophyta  
Class Zygnematophyceae  
Scientific name Closterium aciculare T.West var. subpronum W. & G.S.West  
Former name  
Common name Desmid  
Locality (Date of collection) Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan (1983-12-13)  
Latitude / Longitude 35.2852741059 / 136.08878954 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Lake water)  
History < Watanabe, Makoto M.  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Watanabe, Makoto M. (1983-12-16)  
Identified by Watanabe, Makoto M.  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2018 Jan]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  CA  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  10-17 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  2 M  
Gene information  
Cell size (min - max) - 571 μm  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Other water bloom ; Heterothallic ; Mating type (+) ; Crosses with NIES-259 and 260  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : Bca-25  
Remarks Axenic 
Coesel, P. F. M. 1991 Ammonium dependency in Closterium aciculare T. West, a planktonic desmid from alkaline, eutrophic waters. J. Plankton Res., 13, 913-922.
Strain(s): 258 
DOI: 10.1093/plankt/13.5.913

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