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 Whole-genome ( AP018318 ) , 16S rRNA ( AB085687 ) , cpcB, cpcA ( JF740675 ) , rbcL, rbcX, rbcS ( JN251748 ) , trnL ( AB085686 ) , Plasmid DNA ( AP018319 AP018320 AP018321 AP018322 AP018323 AP018324 AP018325 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Drought tolerance ; Genome decoded strain  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM M-270
Other strain no. : HK-01  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Axenic; Very slow growth 
Hirose, Y., Ohtsubo, Y., Misawa, N., Yonekawa, C., Nagao, N., Shimura, Y., Fujisawa, T., Kanesaki, Y., Katoh, H., Katayama, M., Yamaguchi, H., Yoshikawa, H., Ikeuchi, M., Eki, T., Nakamura, Y., Kawachi, M. 2021 Genome sequencing of the NIES Cyanobacteria collection with a focus on the heterocyst-forming clade. DNA Res., 28, dsab024 (article ID).
Keywords: Cyanobacteria; genome; heterocyst; culture collection; taxonomy
Strain(s): 1921222325375073267806932209821002107210921112130213532753585375739744073407440754101410241034106 
PubMed: 34677568
DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsab024

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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