Strain number NIES-2308  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Arthrospira sp.  
Former name Formerly identified as Oscillatoria sp., re-identified at NIES by DNA analysis[2013 Oct]  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Lake Chad,  
Latitude / Longitude 13.330266 / 14.100133 
Habitat (Isolation source) Salt water (Water)  
History < Yanagimoto, Masakatsu  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Yanagimoto, Masakatsu (1978-10-**)  
Identified by Re-identified by NIES  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Non-axenic[2017 Mar]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  SOT  
Temperature:  20 (25) C
Light intensity:  1 (12) µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  4 M (14 D)  
Gene information  
Cell size (min - max) - 8 μm  
Organization Filamentous 
Other strain no.  
Shiraishi, H. 2016 Cryopreservation of the edible alkalophilic cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 80, 2051-2057.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; dietary supplements; spirulina; Arthrospira platensis; cryopreservation
Strain(s): 39462308 
PubMed: 27240586
DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2016.1189320

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