Strain number NIES-2109  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Nostoc sp.  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Harima Campus for Science, Univrersity of Hyogo Himeji Hyogo Japan (2002-**-**)  
Latitude / Longitude 34.928516 / 134.445362 
Habitat (Isolation source) Terrestrial  
History < IAM (2007) < Katoh, Hiroshi  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Katoh, Hiroshi  
Identified by Katoh, Hiroshi  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2013 Feb]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  BG-11 (agar)  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  13-18 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( AB085687 ) , cpcB, cpcA ( JF740675 ) , rbcL, rbcX, rbcS ( JN251748 ) , trnL ( AB085686 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Drought tolerance  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM M-270
Other strain no. : HK-01  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Axenic; Very slow growth 
Tomita-Yokotani, K., Kimura, S., Ong, M., Ajioka, R., Igarashi, Y., Fujishiro, H., Katoh, H., Hashimoto, H., Mita, H., Yokobori, S., Ohmori, M. 2020 Tolerance of dried cells of a terrestrial cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. HK-01 to temperature cycles, helium-ion beams, ultraviolet radiation (172 and 254 nm), and gamma rays: Primitive analysis for space experiments. Eco-Engineering, 32, 47-53.
Keywords: Cyanobacteria; Nostoc sp.HK-01; space; environmental tolerance
Strain(s): 2109 
DOI: 10.11450/seitaikogaku.32.47

Hong, J. W., Kim, O. H., Jo, S. W., Kim, H., Jeong, M. R., Yoon, H. S. 2018 Characterization of alkane-producing Nostoc sp. isolated from a summer bloom for biofuel potential. J. Biobased Mater. Bioenergy, 12, 244-251.
Keywords: Alkane-Producing Genes; Biofuel; Cyanobacteria; Heptadecane; Potential; Feedstoc
Strain(s): 212109 
DOI: 10.1166/jbmb.2018.1757

Kimura, Y., Tomita-Yokotani, K., Katho, H., Sato, S., Ohmori, M. 2017 Complete life cycle and heat tolerance of dry colonies of a terrestrial cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. HK-01. Biological Sciences in Space, 31, 1-8.
Keywords: compatible solute; cyanobacteria; extracellular polysaccharides; heat tolerance; life cycle of cell; Nostoc sp. HK-01
Strain(s): 2109 
DOI: 10.2187/bss.31.1

Kimura, Y., Kimura, S., Sato, S., Katho, H., Abe, T., Arai, M., Tomita-Yokotani, K. 2015 Evoluation of a cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. HK-01, as food material for space agriculture on Mars. Biological Sciences in Space, 29, 24-31.
Keywords: Cyanobacteria; Food; Martian regolith simulant (MRS); Nostoc sp. HK-01; Radicalscavenging activity; Space Agriculture
Strain(s): 21092114 
DOI: 10.2187/bss.29.24

Takaichi, S., Mochimaru, M., Maoka, T., Katoh, H. 2005 Myxol and 4-ketomyxol 2'-fucosides, not rhamnosides, from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 and Nostoc punctiforme PCC 73102, and proposal for the biosynthetic pathway of carotenoids. Plant Cell Physiol., 46, 497-504.
Keywords: Anabaena; carotenogenesis; carotenoid; 4-ketomyxol 2'-fucoside; Nostoc
Strain(s): 210921102111 
PubMed: 15695449
DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pci049

Katoh, H., Shiga, S., Nakahira, Y., Ohmori, M. 2003 Isolation and characterization of drought-tolerant cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. HK-01. Microbes Environ., 18, 82-88.
Keywords: cyanobacterium; drought-tolerance; hormogonia; Nostoc
Strain(s): 2109 
DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.18.82

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