Strain number NIES-4061  
Phylum Dinophyta  
Class Dinophyceae  
Scientific name Rufusiella insignis (Hassall) Loeblich III  
Synonym Haematococcus insignis Hassall; Ourococcus insignis (Hassall) Lindley; Hassallia insignis (Hassall) Trevisan; Gloeodinium montanum Klebs  
Former name  
Common name Dinoflagellate ; Soil alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Mitaki Temple, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan (2003-02-21)  
Latitude / Longitude 34.419828 / 132.438405 
Habitat (Isolation source) Terrestrial (Trentepohlia arborum)  
History < Handa, Shinji  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Handa, Shinji (2003-03-24)  
Identified by Handa, Shinji  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  AF-6Carefoot  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  15-21 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M  
Gene information  
Cell size (min - max) 60 - 120 μm  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Aerial  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : Handa-855-b  
Remarks Unstable; Very slow growth 
Handa, S., Horiguchi, T., Ohmura, Y., Higuchi, M. 2013 Rufusiella insignis (Gloeodiniaceae, Phytodiniales), an aerial Dinoflagellate newly found in Japan. Hikobia, 16, 311-314 (in Japanese with English summary).
Strain(s): 4061 

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