Strain number NIES-972  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Synechococcus sp.  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria ; Picoplankton  
Locality (Date of collection) Iriomote Isl., Okinawa, Japan (1998-11-05)  
Latitude / Longitude 24.38824637191727 / 123.74534669062093 
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Tidal flat seawater)  
History < Tezuka, Naoaki  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Tezuka, Naoaki (1999-02-**)  
Identified by Tezuka, Naoaki  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2016 May]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  ESM  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  9-15 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( AF448079 ) , rpoC1 ( AF448117 ) , petB ( LC716334 )  
Cell size (min - max) 1 - 3 μm  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Euryhaline  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : IR11  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Axenic 
Kenzaki, A., Okunishi, S., Tomoda, T., Shioura, Y., Uchida, M., Tezuka, N., Maeda, H. 2022 Observation of the feeding behaviour of reared Japanese eel Anguilla japonica leptocephali fed picocyanobacteria Synechococcus spp. J. Fish Biol., 100, 727-737.
Keywords: Anguilla japonica; density dependence; feeding behaviour; feeding selectivity; photoperiodic condition
Strain(s): 972976979 
PubMed: 34958491
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14986

Suzuki, S., Yamaguchi, H., Kawachi, M. 2022 Potential genetic diversity of Synechococcus-related strains maintained in the Microbial Culture Collection of the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. Microb. Resour. Syst., 38, 63-74.
Keywords: Synechococcus; Cyanobium; picoplankton; molecular marker
Strain(s): 93793893994094194294394594694794995095195295395495595695795895996096196296396496596997097197297397497597697797897998198298398498598698798813411342134313441345134613471348 

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