Strain number NIES-3349  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Microcystis aeruginosa (Kützing) Lemmermann  
Synonym Microcystis ichthyoblabe Kützing; Microcystis novacekii (Komárek) Compère; Microcystis viridis (A.Brown) Lemmermann; Microcystis wesenbergii Komárek  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Lake Suwa, Suwa, Nagano, Japan (1979-07-17)  
Latitude / Longitude 36.04722222 / 138.08361111 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Lake water)  
History < Watanabe, Mariyo  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Watanabe, Mariyo (1981-09-12)  
Identified by Watanabe, Mariyo; Watanabe, Masayuki  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MA  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  6-15 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information  
Cell size (min - max)  
Characteristics Cyanobacterial water bloom (aoko) ; Toxicity ; microcystin-YR (+) ; microcystin-LR (+)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : M228; MaLS228-1  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Toxicity 
Watanabe, M. F., Tsuji, K., Watanabe, Y., Harada, K-I., Suzuki, M. 1999 Release of heptapeptide toxin (microcystin) during the decomposition process of Microcystis aeruginosa. Natural Toxins, 1, 48-53.
Keywords: Blue-green algae; Cyanobacteria; Heterotrophic bacteria; Aerobic decomposition
Strain(s): 3349 
DOI: 10.1002/nt.2620010110

Park, H-D. & Watanabe, M. F. 1996 Toxic Microcystis in eutrophic lakes. In Toxic Microcystis, Eds. by Watanabe, M.F., Harada, K., Carmichael W.W. & Fujii, H., CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 57-77.
Strain(s): 737410631074107910851086109011543349 

Park, H-D. & Hayashi, H. 1994 Microcystis and microcystins [Microcystis zoku to mikuroshisuchin]. In Waterbloom of Blue-green Algae and Their Toxins [Aoko, sono shutsugen to dokuso], Eds. by Watanabe, M. F., Harada,K. & Fujii, H., University of Tokyo Press, pp. 75-99 (in Japanese).
Strain(s): 7374105310541055105910611063106410661067106810701071107210741076107710791080108110831084108510861090109110931095109710981099114011543349 

Park, H-D., Watanabe, M. F., Harada, K., Nagai, H., Suzuki, M., Watanabe, M., Hayashi, H. 1993 Hepatotoxin (microcystin) and neurotoxin (anatoxin-a) contained in natural blooms and strains of cyanobacteria from Japanese freshwaters. Natural Toxins, 1, 353-360.
Keywords: Anabaena; anatoxin-a; neurotoxin; Microcystis; microcystin; hepatotoxin; natural bloom; strain; Japanese freshwaters; simultaneous analysis of anatoxin-a and microcystin
Strain(s): 73741063107410791085108610903349 
DOI: 10.1002/nt.2620010606

Watanabe, M. F., Watanabe, M., Kato, T., Harada, K., Suzuki, M. 1991 Composition of cyclic peptide toxins among strains of Microcystis aeruginosa (blue-green algae, Cyanobacteria). Bot. Mag. Tokyo, 104, 49-57.
Keywords: blue-green algae; cyanobacteria; cyclic peptide; Microcystis; strain; toxin
Strain(s): 105310541060106110631064106610671068107010711072107410761077107910801081108310851086109010931095109710981099114011423349 
DOI: 10.1007/BF02493403

Watanabe, M. F., Harada, K-I., Matsuura, K., Watanabe, M., Suzuki, M. 1989 Heptapeptide toxin production during the batch culture of two Microcystis species (Cyanobacteria). J. Appl. Phycol., 1, 161-165.
Strain(s): 3349 
DOI: 10.1007/BF00003879

Watanabe, M. F., Oishi, S., Harada, K-I., Matsuura, K., Kawai, H., Suzuki, M. 1988 Toxins contained in Microcystis species of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Toxicon, 26, 1017-1025.
Strain(s): 103112105910843349 
PubMed: 3149802
DOI: 10.1016/0041-0101(88)90200-0

Oishi, S. & Watanabe, M. F. 1986 Acute toxicity of Microcystis aeruginosa and its cardiovascular effects. Environ. Res., 40, 518-524.
Strain(s): 3349 
DOI: 10.1016/S0013-9351(86)80126-8

Watanabe, Y., Watanabe, M. F., Watanabe, M. 1986 The distribution and relative abundance of bloom forming Microcystis species in several eutrophic water. Jap. J. Limnol., 47, 87-93.
Strain(s): 3349 
DOI: 10.3739/rikusui.47.87

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