Strain number NIES-123  
Phylum Chlorophyta  
Class Chlorophyceae  
Scientific name Rusalka fusiformis (Matvienko) Nakada  
Synonym Chlorogonium fusiforme Matvienko  
Former name Chlorogonium metamorphum Skuja (in IAM)  
Common name Green alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Lake Shinsen-numa Niseko Hokkaido Japan (1964-07-30)  
Latitude / Longitude 42.904268 / 140.592828 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater  
History < IAM (1983);  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Ichimura, Terunobu (1964-07-30)  
Identified by Ichimura, Terunobu; Nozaki, Hisayoshi; Nakada, Takashi (Reidentify)  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2017 Dec]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  AF-6  
Temperature:  20 (25) C
Light intensity:  2 (14-16) µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  2 M (14 D)  
Gene information 18S rRNA ( AB360750 ) , atpB ( AB084329 ) , rbcL ( AB010242 ) , psaB ( AB084370 )  
Cell size (min - max) - 18 μm  
Organization Unicellular; Flagellate 
Characteristics Homothallic ; Authentic strain ; Type specimen (NIES-50007, Epitype)  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM C-349 (=C-569)
Other strain no. : MKF-14  
Remarks Axenic 
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Reference
Munakata, H., Nakada, T., Nakahigashi, K., Nozaki, H., Tomita, M. 2016 Phylogenetic position and molecular chronology of a colonial green flagellate, Stephanosphaera pluvialis (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae), among unicellular algae. J. Eucaryot. Microbiol., 63, 340-348.
Keywords: Balticola; coloniality; divergence time; evolution; molecular phylogeny
Strain(s): 12314442142843243944656756957165686188796810482293256441244125 
PubMed: 26595722
DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12283

Nakada, T., Nozaki, H., Pröschold, T. 2008 Molecular phylogeny, ultrastructure, and taxonomic revision of Chlorogonium (Chlorophyta): emendation of Chlorogonium and description of Gungnir gen. nov. and Rusalka gen.nov. J. Phycol., 44, 751-760.
Keywords: Chlorogonium; Gungnir gen.nov.; molecular phylogeny; morphology; Rusalka gen.nov.; taxonomy; ultrastructure; Volvocales
Strain(s): 12343969275175576113571359136018694125 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2008.00525.x

Mori, F., Erata, M., Watanabe, M. M. 2002 Cryopreservation of cyanobacteria and green algae in the NIES-Collection. Microbiol. Cult. Coll., 18, 45-55.
Keywords: cryopreservation; cyanobacteria; green algae; FDA staining method; NIES-Collection
Strain(s): 19212223242526272829303132333435363738394041444546505152535455565758596061626364656667686970737475767778798081878990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112119120122123124125127128129130131132133134135137138139144147148150151152153154155156157158159160162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183185186187188189191192193194195197198199200201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216217224226227228229230231232241242243244245246248257259261262263266267268271287288289290294295297298299300301302303305306308309310311312313329334336337338339340341342349351359360361362375378379380382384385390394396397398415416418419421422423424425426427428429430431432433434436437438439440446447448449450451452453454455456457458459460464468469474478479480481503504505506507509510512514515522523524527528529530531532536537538539540541542543544545546564565566567568569570571572573574575576577578579580581582583584585592593594595596597598604610628630631632633634635636637638639640641642643644645646647648649650651652653654655656657658659660661662663664665666667672685686687688689690691692693694717718719720721722723724725726727728729 

Nozaki, H., Onishi, K., Morita, E. 2002 Differences in pyrenoid morphology are correlated with differences in the rbcL genes of members of the Chloromonas lineage (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae). J. Mol. Evol., 55, 414-430.
Keywords: ATP synthase β-subunit (atpB) gene; Chloromonas; gene evolution; large subunit of Rubisco (rbcL) gene; morphological evolution; P700 chlorophyll a-apoprotein A2 (psaB) gene; pyrenoid; Volvocales
Strain(s): 96123144213418421425428432439446447456474522564566567569571574582653732851858861875882883968 
PubMed: 12355262
DOI: 10.1007/s00239-002-2338-9

Nozaki, H., Ohta, N., Morita, E., Watanabe, M. M. 1998 Toward a natural system of species in Chlorogonium (Volvocales, Chlorophyta): a combined analysis of morphological and rbcL gene sequence data. J. Phycol., 34, 1024-1037.
Keywords: Chlorogonium; Chlorogonium kasakii sp. nov.; Chlorophyta; molecular phylogeny; monophyletic species; morphology; natural systematics; rbcL gene; species taxonomy; Volvocales
Strain(s): 123439446692742743744745746747748749750751752753754755756757758759760761 
DOI: 10.1046/j.1529-8817.1998.341024.x

Nozaki, H., Aizawa, K., Watanabe, M. M. 1996 Re-examination of two NIES strains labeled Chlorogonium metamorphum (Volvocales, Chlorophyta) from Japan. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft, 112, 483-490.
Keywords: Chlorogonium; Chlorophyta; morphology; neotype strain; species identification; Volvocales
Strain(s): 123446 

Ichimura, T., Itoh, T. 1977 17. Preservation methods of microalgae (I) [17. Bisaisôrui no hozonhô (I)]. In Preservation methods of microorganisms [Biseibutsu Hozonhô], Ed. by Nei, T., University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, p. 355-373 (in Japanese without English title).
Strain(s): 19212223242728303132333436373839404144454647484950122123127131144152173175179180181182183185198200203206217226227241266267268271295309310334338379436448450455527 

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