Strain number NIES-4330  
Phylum Dinophyta  
Class Dinophyceae  
Scientific name Gertia stigmatica K.Takahashi & Iwataki  
Former name  
Common name Dinoflagellate  
Locality (Date of collection) Sagami Bay, Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan (2016-10-20)  
Latitude / Longitude 35.15 / 139.166667 
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Seawater)  
History < Takahashi, Kazuya; Iwataki, Mitsunori  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Takahashi, Kazuya (2016-10-20)  
Identified by Takahashi, Kazuya  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  ESM  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  22-24 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information 18S-ITS1-5.8S-ITS2-28S ( LC490696 ) , psbA ( LC492438 ) , psbC ( LC492439 ) , psbD ( LC492440 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Authentic strain (Takahashi et al. 2019)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : mdd472-kt  
Remarks Fragile species to transportation stresses; Read and agree "How to order 4.1" 
Leblond, J. D., Sabir, K., Graeff, J. E. 2022 Galactolipid composition of Gertia stigmatica (Dinophyceae), an atypical member of the Kareniaceae with a peridinincontaining, non-haptophyte-derived plastid. Phycol. Res., 70, 137-141.
Keywords: hloroplast; dinoflagellate; Dinophyceae; Gertia; Kareniaceae; lipid
Strain(s): 4330 
DOI: 10.1111/pre.12488

Takahashi, K., Benico, G., Lum, W. M., Iwataki, M. 2019 Gertia stigmatica gen. et sp. nov. (Kareniaceae, Dinophyceae), a new marine unarmored dinoflagellate possessing the peridinin-type chloroplast with an eyespot. Protist, 170, 125680 (article ID).
Keywords: Chloroplast; endosymbiosis; eyespot; Gertia stigmatica; Kareniaceae; peridinin
Strain(s): 4330 
PubMed: 31563792
DOI: 10.1016/j.protis.2019.125680

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