Strain number NIES-784  
Phylum Streptophyta  
Class Zygnematophyceae  
Scientific name Micrasterias truncata (Corda) Brébisson ex Ralfs var. pusilla G.S.West  
Former name  
Common name Desmid  
Locality (Date of collection) near Cairns, Queensland, Australia (1988-09-01)  
Latitude / Longitude  
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Pond water)  
History < Kasai, Fumie  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Kasai, Fumie (1988-09-06)  
Identified by Kasai, Fumie  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MG  
Temperature:  22 (25) C
Light intensity:  20-22 (14-16) µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  3 M (21 D)  
Gene information 18S rRNA ( FN689478 FR852621 ) , CO3 ( FR852698 ) , psaA ( FR852658 ) , trnG ( FN689468 )  
Cell size (min - max) - 80 μm  
Organization Unicellular 
Characteristics Heterothallic ; Crosses with NIES-783  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : 88-8-5  
Nemjová, K., Neustupa, J., Šťastný, J., Škaloud, P., Veselá, J. 2011 Species concept and morphological differentiation of strains traditionally assigned to Micrasterias truncata. Phycol. Res., 59, 208-220.
Keywords: cryptic diversity; Desmidiales; geometric morphometrics Micrasterias truncata; small subunit rDNA; species concept; trnGUCC intron
Strain(s): 783784 
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1835.2011.00619.x

Škaloud, P., Nemjová, K., Veselá, J., Cˇ erná, K., Neustupa,J. 2011 A multilocus phylogeny of the desmid genus Micrasterias (Streptophyta): Evidence for the accelerated rate of morphological evolution in protists. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61, 933-943.
Keywords: Biogeography; Evolution; Micrasterias; Morphology; Phylogeny; Protists
Strain(s): 152774777784 
PubMed: 21911067
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.08.018

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