RS-24#4 Collected by Mark Dennett 12/97.
Single cell isolated by D. Moran 4/29/00. This novel photrophic
dinoflagellate.is presently maintained in a mixed culture (multiprotistan).
18ssrDNA sequence is deposited in GenBank under accession # AY434686
(Gast, R.J., Moran, D.M., Beaudoin, D.J., Blythe, J.N., Dennett,
M.R. and Caron, D.A. 2006. Abundance of a novel dinoflagellate phylotype
in the Ross Sea, Antarctica J. Phycol. 42 (1), 233-242). LSU sequence
is 92% similar to Takayama helix 4/22/07. ITS sequence
is 97% similar to Karlodinium micrum 4/22/07. 16ssr plastid
DNA is deposited in GenBank under accession # DQ442651 (Gast,R.J.,
Moran,D.M., Dennett,M.R. and Caron,D.A. 2007. Kleptoplasty in an
Antarctic dinoflagellate: caught in evolutionary transition? Environ.
Microbiol. 9 (1), 39-45).
Cell Size: 10um x 20um. Media: VSW F/2 + Si.