Strain number NIES-3730  
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) Westveld Pond, Sint-Amandsberg, Gent, Belgium (2008-07-21)  
Latitude / Longitude 51.06805555 / 3.77383333 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Pond Water)  
History < Van Wichelen, Jeroen  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Van Wichelen, Jeroen (2008-07-24)  
Identified by Van Wichelen, Jeroen  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MACT  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  7-8 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information 16S-ITS-23S ( HM017109 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Characteristics Cyanobacterial water bloom (aoko)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : M31WVB  
Remarks Cryopreserved 
Van Wichelen, J., D'hondt, S., Claeys, M., Vyverman, W., Berney, C., Bass, D., Vanormelingen, P. 2016 A hotspot of amoebae diversity: 8 new naked amoebae associated with the planktonic bloom-forming cyanobacterium Microcystis. Acta Protozool., 55, 61-87.
Keywords: Naked amoebae; Microcystis; morphology; 18S rDNA; harmful algal blooms; grazing; Europe
Strain(s): 37223723372537263729373037663767 
DOI: 10.4467/16890027AP.16.007.4942

Van Wichelen, J., Van Gremberghe, I., Vanormelingen, P., Vyverman.,W. 2012 The importance of morphological versus chemical defences for the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Microcystis against amoebae grazing. Aquat. Ecol., 46, 73-84.
Keywords: Microcystis; Amoebae; Grazing; Cyanobacteria; Biochemicals; Colony morphology
Strain(s): 37263730 
DOI: 10.1007/s10452-011-9382-8

Van Wichelen, J., Van Gremberghe, I., Vanormelingen, P., Debeer, A-E., Leporcq, B., Menzel, D., Codd, G. A., Descy, J-P., Vyverman, W. 2010 Strong effects of amoebae grazing on the biomass and genetic structure of a Microcystis bloom (Cyanobacteria). Environ. Microbiol., 12, 2797-2813.
Strain(s): 3722372637303766 
PubMed: 20545742
DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02249.x

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