• Nostoc sp.
Division/Phylum: Cyanophyta Class: Cyanophyceae Order: Nostocales

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For strain taxonomy we generally use AlgaeBase for algae and Adl et al. (2019) for protists.

Culture media, purity and growth conditions:
Medium: BG110; Bacteria and other organisms present; maintained by serial subculture and cryopreserved;
IsolatorDonaldson & Whitton
Collection Site Aldabra Islands, Indian Ocean
Notes filament with differentiated cells (akinete/heterocyst); tolerant of desiccation; contaminated with a coccoid; name changed Feb 2022 after morphology check; LC-MS analysis by RGU in 2021 for cylindrospermopsins, microcystins and anatoxins: None Detected.
Axenicity Status Bacteria and other organisms present
Area Indian Ocean
Environment Soil
Group Cyanobacteria
Original Designation Durham 201
Pathogen Not pathogenic: Hazard Class 1
Special Uses used for biocide testing
Strain Maintenance Sheet SM_FreshwaterCyanobacteria.pdf
Toxin Producer Not Toxic / No Data
Type Culture No
Taxonomy WoRMS ID 608248
Formerly Listed in CCAP asNostoc commune

CCAP 1453/29

Nostoc sp.