Strain number NIES-547  
Phylum Glaucophyta  
Class Glaucophyceae  
Scientific name Cyanophora paradoxa Korshikov  
Former name  
Common name  
Locality (Date of collection) U.K.  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Lake water)  
History < Kikuchi, Tadatoshi < UTEX  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Pringsheim, E. G. (1943-**-**)  
Identified by Pringsheim, E. G.  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2017 Dec]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  C  
Temperature:  20 (25) C
Light intensity:  6-9 (14-16) µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  2 M (14 D)  
Gene information ITS-5.8S-ITS2 ( AB973919 ) , gnd ( AB425331 ) , papC2 ( LC064066 ) , papC1 ( LC064065 ) , psaB ( AB973447 ) , psbA ( LC120680 ) , hsp70-E ( AB507384 ) , hsp90 ( AB300197 ) , non-selective channel of thylakoid membrane ( LC363855 )  
Cell size (min - max) 6 - 15 μm  
Characteristics alkalophilic  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : UTEX 555; CCAP 981/1; SAG 29.80
Remarks Axenic 
Ueno, Y. & Akimoto, S. 2024 Long-term light adaptation of light-harvesting and energy-transfer processes in the glaucophyte Cyanophora paradoxa under different light conditions. Photosynth. Res., 159, 165-175.
Keywords: Excitation energy transfer; Light harvesting; Glaucophyte; Light adaptation; Time-resolved fuorescence spectroscopy
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 37233900
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-023-01029-7

Kato, K., Nagao, R., Ueno, Y., Yokono, M., Suzuki, T., Jiang, T.-Y., Dohmae, N., Akita, F., Akimoto, S., Miyazaki, N., Shen, J.-R. 2022 Structure of a tetrameric photosystem I from a glaucophyte alga Cyanophora paradoxa. Nat. Commun., 13, 1679 (article ID).
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 35354806
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29303-7

Misumi, M. & Sonoike, K. 2017 Characterization of the influence of chlororespiration on the regulation of photosynthesis in the glaucophyte Cyanophora paradoxa. Sci. Rep., 7, 46100 (article ID).
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 28387347
DOI: 10.1038/srep46100

Price, D. C., Steiner, J. M., Yoon, H. S., Bhattacharya, D., Löffelhardt, W. 2017 Glaucophyta In Handbook of the protists, 2nd ed. , Eds. by Archibald, J. M., Simpson, A. G. B., Slamovits, C. H., Springer, pp. 1-65.
Keywords: Archaeplastida; Cyanophora paradoxa; Muroplasts; Single primary endosymbiotic event; Phylogenomics; Carbon-concentrating mechanism; Eukaryotic peptidoglycan; Phycobilisomes
Strain(s): 5477637649661369196121413645 
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32669-6_42-1

Sumiya, N., Fujiwara, T., Era, A., Miyagishima, SY. 2016 Chloroplast division checkpoint in eukaryotic algae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 113, E7629-E7638 (article ID).
Keywords: chloroplast division; algal cell cycle; Cyanidioschyzon merolae; Cyanophora paradoxa
Strain(s): 5473377 
PubMed: 27837024
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1612872113

Takahashi, T., Sato, M., Toyooka, K., Matsuzaki, R., Kawafune, K., Kawamura, M., Okuda,K., Nozaki, H. 2014 Five Cyanophora (Cyanophorales, Glaucophyta) species delineated based on morphological and molecular data. J. Phycol., 50, 1058-1069.
Keywords: Cyanophora; field-emission scanning electron microscopy; freeze-fracture method; Glaucophyta; molecular phylogeny; morphology; new species; secondary structure of nuclear rDNA ITS-2; taxonomy; ultrastructure
Strain(s): 5477637643645 
PubMed: 26988787
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12236

Takahashi, T., Sato, M., Toyooka, K., Nozaki, H. 2014 Surface ornamentation of Cyanophora paradoxa (Cyanophorales, Glaucophyta) cells as revealed by ultra-high resolution field emission scanning electron microscopy. Cytologia, 79, 119-123.
Keywords: Cyanophora paradoxa; Glaucophyta; Peripheral morphology; Field emission scanning electron microscopy; Transmission electron microscopy
Strain(s): 547 
DOI: 10.1508/cytologia.79.119

Watanabe, M., Sato, M., Kondo, K., Narikawa, R., Ikeuchi, M. 2012 Phycobilisome model with novel skeleton-like structures in a glaucocystophyte Cyanophora paradoxa. Biochim. Biophys. Acta-Bioenerg., 1817, 1428-1435.
Keywords: Antenna; Cyanophora paradoxa NIES 547; Glaucocystophyte; Linker protein; Phycobilisome, skeleton-like model
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 22172737
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2011.11.013

Miyagishima, S., Suzuki, K., Okazaki, K., Kabeya, Y. 2012 Expression of the nucleus-encoded chloroplast division genes and proteins regulated by the algal cell cycle. Mol. Biol. Evol., 29, 2957-2970.
Keywords: cell cycle; chloroplast division; endosymbiosis; endosymbiotic gene transfer
Strain(s): 296484547133221703377 
PubMed: 22490821
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/mss102

Watanabe, M., Kubota, H., Wada, H., Narikawa, R., Ikeuchi, M. 2011 Novel supercomplex organization of PSI in Anabaena and Cyanophora paradoxa. Plant Cell Physiol., 52, 162-168.
Keywords: Anabaena; blue-native PAGE; Cyanophora paradoxa; PSI; supercomplex
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 21118826
DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pcq183

Nozaki, H., Maruyama, S., Matsuzaki, M., Nakada, T., Kato, S., Misawa, K. 2009 Phylogenetic positions of Glaucophyta, green plants (Archaeplastida) and Haptophyta (Chromalveolata) as deduced from slowly evolving nuclear genes. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53, 872-880.
Keywords: Archaeplastida; Chromalveolata; eukaryote evolution; Haptophyta; Glaucophyta; green plants; long branch attraction; nuclear genes; phylogeny; primary photosynthetic eukaryotes; short branch; "Super" Plant Kingdom
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 19698794
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.08.015

Sato, M., Mogi, Y., Nishikawa, T., Miyamura, S., Nagumo, T., Kawano, S. 2009 The dynamic surface of dividing cyanelles and ultrastructure of the region directly below the surface in Cyanophora paradoxa. Planta, 229, 781-791.
Keywords: Chloroplast division; Cyanelle; Field emission (FE)-SEM; Glaucocystophyta; Peptidoglycan; FtsZ
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 19096871
DOI: 10.1007/s00425-008-0872-4

Nozaki, H., Iseki, M., Hasegawa, M., Misawa, K., Nakada, T., Sasaki, N., Watanabe, M. 2007 Phylogeny of primary photosynthetic eukaryotes as deduced from slowly evolving nuclear genes. Mol. Biol. Evol., 24, 1592-1595.
Keywords: eukaryote evolution; long branch attraction; phylogeny; plastid endosymbiosis; primary photosynthetic eukaryotes; taxon sampling
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 17488739
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msm091

Sato, M., Nishikawa, T., Yamazaki, T., Kawano, S. 2005 Isolation of the plastid FtsZ gene from Cyanophora paradoxa (Glaucocystophyceae, Glaucocystophyta). Phycol. Res., 53, 93-96.
Keywords: cyanelle; Cyanophora paradoxa; FtsZ; Glaucocystophyta; plastid division
Strain(s): 547 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-183.2005.00376.x

Iino, M. & Hashimoto, H. 2003 Intermediate features of cyanelle division of Cyanophora paradoxa (Glaucocystophyta) between cyanobacterial and plastid division. J. Phycol., 39, 561-569.
Keywords: chloroplast division; cyanelle; Cyanophora paradoxa; endosymbiosis; Glaucocystophyta; peptidoglycan; plastid dividing-ring; plastid division; plastid envelope
Strain(s): 547 
DOI: 10.1046/j.1529-8817.2003.02132.x

Shibata, M., Kashino, Y., Satoh, K., Koike, H. 2001 Isolation and characterization of oxygen-evolving thylakoid membranes and photosystem II particles from a glaucocystophyte, Cyanophora paradoxa. Plant Cell Physiol., 42, 733-741.
Keywords: Cyanophora paradoxa; glaucocystophyte; oxygen evolution; photosystem II; PsbO; thylakoid membranes
Strain(s): 547 
PubMed: 11479380
DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pce092

Koike, H., Shibata, M., Yasutomi, K., Kashino, Y., Satoh, K. 2000 Identification of photosystem I components from a glaucocystophyte, Cyanophora paradoxa: The PsaD protein has an N-terminal stretch homologous to higher plants. Photosynth. Res., 65, 207-217.
Keywords: Cyanophora paradoxa; glaucocystophyte; light harvesting complex; photosystem I; PsaD; PsaL
Strain(s): 547 
DOI: 10.1023/A:1010734912776

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