Strain number NIES-2539  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Nostoc verrucosum Vaucher  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Shishiku Park Hakusan Ishikawa Japan  
Latitude / Longitude 36.43555555 / 136.64361111 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater  
History < Sakamoto, Toshio  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Sakamoto, Toshio  
Identified by Sakamoto, Toshio  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Non-Axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  Modified BG-110 (agar)  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  4-10 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( AB494996 ) , wspA ( AB509258 ) , mysD ( LC205734 ) , mysC, mysB, mysA ( LC205733 )  
Cell size (min - max) 5 - 12 μm  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Nitrogen fixation  (aerobic condition) ; Epilithic  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : KU005  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Very slow growth 
Hamana, K., Furuchi, T., Hayashi, H., Niitsu, M. 2016 Additional analysis of cyanobacterial polyamines ─ Distributions of spermidine, homospermidine, spermine, and thermospermine within the phylum Cyanobacteria. ─ Microb. Resour. Syst., 32, 179-186.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; homospermidine; polyamine; thermospermine
Strain(s): 208620872134241225393373 

Arima, H., Horiguchi, N., Takaichi, S., Kofuji, R., Ishida, K-I., Wada, K., Sakamoto, T. 2012 Molecular genetic and chemotaxonomic characterization of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune and its neighboring species. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 79, 34-45.
Keywords: Anhydrobiosis; carotenoid; ferredoxin-NADP; oxidoreductase; nitrate/nitrite transporter; random amplified polymorphic DNA; water stress protein
Strain(s): 24282107210825382539 
PubMed: 22066798
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01195.x

Sakamoto, T., Kumihashi, K., Kunita, S., Masaura, T., Inoue-Sakamoto, K., Yamaguchi, M. 2011 The extracellular-matrix-retaining cyanobacterium Nostoc verrucosum accumulates trehalose, but is sensitive to desiccation. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 77, 385-394.
Keywords: compatible solute; stress tolerance; extracellular; polysaccharide; water stress protein (WspA)
Strain(s): 25382539 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01114.x

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