Strain number NIES-2114  
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; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  BG-11 (agar)  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  4-5 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  6 M  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( AB694927 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Drought tolerance  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM M-294
Other strain no. : HK-02  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Very slow growth 
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

Katoh, H., Furukawa, J., Tomita-Yokotani, K. and Nishi 2012 Isolation and purification of an axenic diazotrophic drought-tolerant cyanobacterium, Nostoc commune, from natural cyanobacterial crusts and its utilization for field research on soils polluted with radioisotopes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta-Bioenerg., 18, 1499-1505.
Keywords: Cyanobacterium; Nostoc commune; Desiccation; Radiation; Space agriculture
Strain(s): 2114 
PubMed: 22417797
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2012.02.039

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