Strain number NIES-3989  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flauhault  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan (2013-10-24)  
Latitude / Longitude 36.543883 / 136.703666 
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 ( AB933330 ) , sodF ( LC136997 ) , wspA ( LC195124 ) , Dps family protein ( LC369116 LC369112 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Drought tolerance ; Nitrogen fixation  (aerobic condition, N-Free medium)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : KU006  
Remarks Not available; Cryopreserved; Very slow growth 
Sakamoto, T., Hashimoto, A., Yamaba, M., Wada, N., Yoshida, T., Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Nishiuchi, T., Matsugo, S. 2019 Four chemotypes of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune characterized by differences in the mycosporine‐like amino acids. Phycol. Res., 67, 3-11.
Strain(s): 253839893990 
DOI: 10.1111/pre.12333

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

Nazifi, E., Wada, N., Asano, T., Nishiuchi, T., Iwamuro, Y., Chinaka, S., Matsugo, S., Sakamoto, T. 2015 Characterization of the chemical diversity of glycosylated mycosporine-like amino acids in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B-Biol., 142, 154-168.
Strain(s): 25383989 
PubMed: 25543549
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2014.12.008

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