Strain Information: 1131/1

Division/Phylum: Dinophyta (= Pyrrhophyta)    Class: Dinophyceae    Order: Pyrocystales


Pyrocystis lunula (Schütt) Schütt (1896)

CCAP 1131/1
Isolator: Sweeney
Origin: Marine; unknown
Culture: Medium L1; Bacteria present; sub
Other: CCMP730; bioluminescent. See our information page on bioluminescent algae, and we also have a short video clip here. This strain is available as part of our School Kit.;
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References [3]   EMBL Links
Baker A, Robbins I, Moline MA & Iglesias-Rodriguez MD (2008) Oligonucleotide primers for the detection of bioluminescent dinoflagellates reveal novel luciferase sequences and information on the molecular evolution of this gene. Journal of Phycology 44: 419-428.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2008.00474.x

Stern RF, Horak A, Andrew RL, Coffroth M-A, Andersen RA, Küpper FC, Jameson I, Hoppenrath M, Véron B, Kasai F, Brand J, James ER & Keeling PJ (2010) Environmental barcoding reveals massive dinoflagellate diversity in marine environments. PLoS ONE 5(11): e13991.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013991

Valiadi M & Iglesias-Rodriguez MD (2014) Diversity of the luciferin binding protein gene in bioluminescent dinoflagellates - insights from a new gene in Noctiluca scintillans and sequences from gonyaulacoid general. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61: 134-145.
DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12091

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GQ501304 (COX1)

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Catalogue updated: 2 September 2016