Strain number NIES-218  
Phylum Dinophyta  
Class Dinophyceae  
Scientific name Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg  
Synonym Prorocentrum schilleri Böhrn 1931; Prorocentrum levantinoides Bursa 1959; Prorocentrum pacificum E.J.F.Wood 1963  
Former name  
Common name Dinoflagellate  
Locality (Date of collection) Yashima Bay, Kagawa, Japan (1978-08-05)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine  
History < KAGAWA  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Yuki, Katsuhisa  
Identified by  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic[2016 Mar]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  f/2  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  24 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information psbC ( AB158777 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Unicellular; Flagellate 
Characteristics Red tide ; MAAs (Inamura et al. 2017)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : KGW-13-7  
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1" 
Inamura, E., Katayama, T., Taguchi, S. 2017 Absorption of low-dose ultraviolet radiation by mycosporine-like amino acids induced by the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum micans. Plankton Benthos Res., 12, 15-24.
Keywords: mycosporine-glycine; palythene; palythine; porphyra-334; shinorine
Strain(s): 218 
DOI: 10.3800/pbr.12.15

Motokawa, S., Taguchi, S. 2015 Scattering properties of the dinoflagellates Prorocentrum micans and P. minimum. Plankton Benthos Res., 10, 154-162.
Keywords: absorption; ac-9; equivalent spherical diameter; ratio of cellular carbon to chlorophyll a; scattering efficiency
Strain(s): 218237 
DOI: 10.3800/pbr.10.154

Takishita, K., Ishida, K-I., Ishikura, M., Maruyama, T. 2005 Phylogeny of the psbC gene, coding a photosystem II component CP43, suggests separate origins for the peridinin- and fucoxanthin derivativee–containing plastids of dinoflagellates. Phycologia, 44, 26-34.
Strain(s): 218331 
DOI: 10.2216/0031-8884(2005)44[26:POTPGC]2.0.CO;2

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