Strain number NIES-4029  
Phylum Chlorophyta  
Class Chlorophyceae  
Scientific name Volvox ferrisii Isaka, Matsuzaki & Nozaki  
Former name Volvox rousseletii  
Common name Green alga ; Volvocine alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Machi-ike Pond, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (1998-06-**)  
Latitude / Longitude 36.144528 / 140.134917 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Pond water)  
History < Ueki, Noriko  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Ueki, Noriko (1998-06-**)  
Identified by Ueki, Noriko (Reidentify)  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2017 May]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  AF-6VTAC  
Temperature:  22 C
Light intensity:  21 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  14 D  
Gene information 18S-ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 ( GU325798 ) , psaB ( GU325794 ) , psaA ( GU325792 ) , rbcL ( GU325796 )  
Cell size (min - max) 300 - 1000 μm  
Organization Colonial; Flagellate 
Characteristics Phototaxis ; Homothallic ; Monoecious ; Oogamy ; Resting zygote forming  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : MI01  
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1"; Axenic 
Ueki, N., Wakabayashi, K. 2018 Detergent-extracted Volvox model exhibits an anterior–posterior gradient in flagellar Ca2+ sensitivity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 115, E1061-E1068 (article ID).
Keywords: flagella; calcium; phototaxis; Volvox
Strain(s): 4029 
PubMed: 29311312
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1715489115

Ueki, N., Matsunaga, S., Inouye, I., Hallmann, A. 2010 How 5000 independent rowers coordinate their strokes in order to row into the sunlight: Phototaxis in the multicellular green alga Volvox. BMC Biol., 8, 103 (article ID).
Strain(s): 4029 
PubMed: 20663212
DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-8-103

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