Strain number NIES-4329  
Phylum Dinophyta  
Class Dinophyceae  
Scientific name Asterodinium gracile Sournia  
Synonym Asterodinium libanum Abboud-Abi Saab 1989  
Former name  
Common name Dinoflagellate  
Locality (Date of collection) Imari Bay, Matsuura, Nagasaki, Japan (2017-10-03)  
Latitude / Longitude 33.367167 / 129.67 
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Seawater)  
History < Takahashi, Kazuya; Iwataki, Mitsunori  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Takahashi, Kazuya (2017-10-03)  
Identified by Benico, Garry  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  ESM  
Temperature:  22 C
Light intensity:  19-24 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information 18S-ITS1-5.8S-ITS2-28S ( LC438754 ) , 16S rRNA ( LC438757 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Unicellular 
Other strain no. Other strain no. : NG512  
Remarks Not available; Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1" 
Leblond, J. D., Hollingsworth, B. E., Ayoub, D., Mckinnon, M. B., Myers, C. S., Busari, T. J., Sabir, K. 2023 Galactolipid composition of the star-shaped dinoflagellate Asterodinium gracile (Kareniaceae): presence of hexadecatetraenoic acid (16:4(n-3))-containing monogalactosyldiacylglycerol as the predominant galactolipid and chemotaxonomic closeness to Karenia mikimotoi as the only other known Kareniacean producer of this fatty acid. Phycol. Res., 71, 135-139.
Strain(s): 4329 
DOI: 10.1111/pre.12518

Benico, G., Takahashi, K., Lum, W. M., Iwataki, M. 2019 Morphological variation, ultrastructure, pigment composition and phylogeny of the star-shaped dinoflagellate Asterodinium gracile (Kareniaceae, Dinophyceae). Phycologia, 58, 405-418.
Keywords: 19′-Hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin; Apical structure complex (ASC); Brachidinium; Chloroplast; Karenia; Karlodinium; Pyrenoid; Takayama
Strain(s): 4329 
DOI: 10.1080/00318884.2019.1601948

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