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References [ 5 ]
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.
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.
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.
Carrasco-Reinado R, Escobar A, Carrera C, Guarnizo P, Vallejo RA & Fernández-Acero FJ (2019) Valorization of microalgae biomass as a potential source of high-value sugars and polyalcohols LWT 114: 108385.
Fajardo C, Amil-Ruiz F, Fuentes-Almagro C, De Donato M, Martinez-Rodriguez G, Escobar-Nino A, Carrasco R, Mancera JM & Fernandez-Acero FJ (2019) An "omic" approach to Pyrocystis lunula: New insights related with this bioluminescent dinoflagellate Journal of Proteomics 209: 103502.
Sequences [ 2 ]
EMBL/Genbank Links
(Bold text = submission by CCAP staff or collaborators)
Division/Phylum: Dinophyta (= Pyrrhophyta) Class: Dinophyceae Order: Pyrocystales

Note: for strains where we have DNA barcodes we can be reasonably confident of identity, however for those not yet sequenced we rely on morphology and the original identification, usually made by the depositor. Although CCAP makes every effort to ensure the correct taxonomic identity of strains, we cannot guarantee that a strain is correctly identified at the species, genus or class levels. On this basis users are responsible for confirming the identity of the strain(s) they receive from us on arrival before starting experiments.
For strain taxonomy we generally use AlgaeBase for algae and Adl et al. (2019) for protists.

Culture media, purity and growth conditions:
Medium: L1; Bacteria present; maintained by serial subculture;
Authority(Schütt) Schütt 1896
Collection Site unknown
Notes 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.
Axenicity Status Bacteria present
Environment Marine
Group Dinoflagellate
Pathogen Not pathogenic: Hazard Class 1
Strain Maintenance Sheet SM_MarineDinoflagellates.pdf
Toxin Producer Not Toxic / No Data
Type Culture No
Taxonomy WoRMS ID 164053
Equivalent StrainsCCMP730

CCAP 1131/1

Pyrocystis lunula

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