Strain number NIES-4344  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Microcystis aeruginosa (Kützing) Lemmermann  
Synonym Microcystis ichthyoblabe Kützing; Microcystis novacekii (Komárek) Compère; Microcystis viridis (A.Brown) Lemmermann; Microcystis wesenbergii Komárek  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Kamizato, Haebaru Okinawa, Japan (2006-10-31)  
Latitude / Longitude 26.168497 / 127.727912 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Water)  
History < Sano, Tomoharu  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Sano, Tomoharu (2006-11-**)  
Identified by Sano, Tomoharu  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MA  
Temperature:  20 C
L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information ftsZ ( LC495738 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Characteristics Cyanobacterial water bloom (aoko) ; Toxicity ; microcystin (+)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : Oshiro-1 C-5 C-5  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Toxicity 
Ikehara, T., Kuniyoshi, K., Yamaguchi, H., Tanabe, Y., Sano, T., Yoshimoto, M., Oshiro, N., Nakashima, S., Yasumoto-Hirose, M. 2019 First report of Microcystis strains producing MC-FR and -WR toxins in Japan. Toxins, 11, 521 (article ID).
Keywords: Cyanobacteria; Microcystis; microcystins; environmental water; liquid chromatographymass spectrometry; protein phosphatase 2A inhibition assay
Strain(s): 43444345 
PubMed: 31505765
DOI: 10.3390/toxins11090521

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