Strain number NIES-4405  
Phylum Chlorophyta  
Class Chlorophyceae  
Scientific name Chlamydomonad sp.  
Former name  
Common name Green alga  
Locality (Date of collection) Niinomi, Sammu Chiba, Japan (2006-04-24)  
Latitude / Longitude 35.61694444 / 140.41638888 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Paddy soil)  
History < Kamikawa, Ryoma < Nakada, Takashi  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Nakada, Takashi (2009-01-27)  
Identified by Nakada, Takashi  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  AFAC  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  0 µmol photons/m2/sec,
Duration:  10 D  
Gene information Plastid DNA ( LC516060 ) , Mitochondrial DNA ( LC516061 ) , transcriptome ( PRJDB9052 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Unicellular; Flagellate 
Characteristics Heterotrophic ; Attached ; carotenoid and plastoquinol synthesis (Kayama et al. 2020)  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : NrCl902  
Remarks Nonphotosynthetic plastids 
Kayama, M., Chen, J.-F., Nakada, T., Nishimura, Y., Shikanai, T., Azuma, T., Miyashita, H., Takaichi, S., Kashiyama, Y., Kamikawa, R. 2020 A non-photosynthetic green alga illuminates the reductive evolution of plastid electron transport systems. BMC Biol., 18, 126 (article ID).
Keywords: Carotenoid; NADPH; Non-photosynthetic plastid; Plastoquinol; Plastid terminal oxidase; Transient RNA interference knockdown
Strain(s): 4405 
PubMed: 32938439
DOI: 10.1186/s12915-020-00853-w

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