Strain number NIES-4329  
Phylum Dinophyta  
Class Dinophyceae  
Scientific name Asterodinium gracile Sournia  
Synonym Asterodinium libanum Abboud-Abi Saab 1989  
Former name  
Common name Dinoflagellate  
Locality (Date of collection) Imari Bay, Matsuura, Nagasaki, Japan (2017-10-03)  
Latitude / Longitude 33.367167 / 129.67 
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Seawater)  
History < Takahashi, Kazuya; Iwataki, Mitsunori  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Takahashi, Kazuya (2017-10-03)  
Identified by Benico, Garry  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  ESM  
Temperature:  22 C
Light intensity:  19-24 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information 18S-ITS1-5.8S-ITS2-28S ( LC438754 ) , 16S rRNA ( LC438757 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Unicellular 
Other strain no. Other strain no. : NG512  
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1" 
Benico, G., Takahashi, K., Lum, W. M., Iwataki, M. 2019 Morphological variation, ultrastructure, pigment composition and phylogeny of the star-shaped dinoflagellate Asterodinium gracile (Kareniaceae, Dinophyceae). Phycologia, 58, 405-418.
Keywords: 19′-Hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin; Apical structure complex (ASC); Brachidinium; Chloroplast; Karenia; Karlodinium; Pyrenoid; Takayama
Strain(s): 4329 
DOI: 10.1080/00318884.2019.1601948

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