• Blepharisma americanum

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References [ 2 ]
Lozupone CA, Knight RD & Landweber LF (2001) The molecular basis of nuclear genetic code change in ciliates. Current Biology 11: 65-74.
Sugino A, Kobayashi M, Sugiura M & Harumoto T (2023) Possible third step preventing conjugation between different species of Blepharisma Microorganisms 11(1): 188.
Sequences [ 1 ]
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Division/Phylum: Ciliates/Ciliophora Class: Heterotricha

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: SES; Bacteria present; maintained by serial subculture; + wheat
AuthoritySuzuki 1954
IsolatorHirshfield (1951)
Collection Siteuncertain - possibly Central Park, New York USA
Notes Was in mixed cultures at NYU; clonal culture; isolated via pipetting
Axenicity Status Bacteria present
Area North America
Country USA
Environment Freshwater
Group Protozoa
In Scope of Nagoya Protocol No
ABS Note Collected pre Nagoya Protocol. No known Nagoya Protocol restrictions for this strain.
Collection Date c 1951
Original Designation NYU
Pathogen Not pathogenic: Hazard Class 1
Strain Maintenance Sheet
Toxin Producer Not Toxic / No Data
Type Culture No
Taxonomy WoRMS ID

CCAP 1607/1

Blepharisma americanum