Strain number NIES-4263  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Phormidium sp.  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (2008-11-03)  
Latitude / Longitude 35.678097 / 139.671388 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Water)  
History < Sato, Naoki  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Sato, Naoki (2014-09-16)  
Identified by Sato, Naoki  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Non-clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  BG-11 (agar)  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  5-11 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  2 M  
Gene information 16S rRNA ( AB510147 ) , hmpABCDE ( AB992257 ) , clpB, hps, hpsE, hpsF, hpsG1, hpsG2, hpsG3, hpsG4, ORF303, ORF297, htpG, hpsA, hpsB, hpsD, hpsH ( AB992256 ) , hpsI ( AB992255 ) , hpsJ/K ( AB992254 )  
Cell size (min - max) 1 - 2 μm  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Attached  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : strain KS  
Remarks Cryopreserved 
Sato, N., Katsumata, Y., Sato, K., Tajima, N. 2014 Cellular dynamics drives the emergence of supracellular structure in the Cyanobacterium, Phormidium sp. KS. Life-Basel, 4, 819-836.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; Phormidium; supracellular structure; biofilm; spiral formation; emergence of order; slime gun model
Strain(s): 4263 
PubMed: 25460162
DOI: 10.3390/life4040819

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