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Pyrocystis lunula CCCM 517


Principle Investigator(s) Juan Saldarriaga
External sample IDPyrlun
NCGR Sample IDMMETSP0229_2
Sample accession numberCAM_SMPL_002474
Assembly accession numberCAM_ASM_000292
Combined Assembly NameN/A
StrainCCCM 517
Prelim. NCBI Taxon ID2972
18S rRNA
Importance of organism and transcriptomesPyrocystis lunula is interesting for two main reasons. First, it is one of very few dinoflagellates that spend the majority of their time as metabolically active cysts and not in their flagellated stage. Second, it is also an intensely bioluminescent species that has served as a model system to study this process as well as circadian rhythms.
Additional citations and referencesSwift, E. & Taylor, W.R. (1967). Bioluminescence and chloroplast movement in the dinoflagellate Pyrocystis lunula. Journal of Phycology 3: 77-81.
Environmental Data
Primary citation for organism's characterization, if availableHeimann, K., Klerks, P.L. & Hasenstein, K.H. (2009). Involvement of actin and microtubules in regulation of bioluminescence and translocation of chloroplasts in the dinoflagellate Pyrocystis lunula. Botanica Marina 52(2): 170-177
Sample material (e.g. "seawater," "sediment," etc.)seawater
Habitatmarine habitat
Experimental Data
Date of experiment02-JUN-11
Growth mediumHESNW
Modifications to growth mediumno silica
Temperature (ºC)23
Salinty (psu)30
Light (µmol photons / m2 / sec)3800
Day portion of day:night cycle in hours14
Night portion of day:night cycle in hours10
Nitrate (μmol/L)3
Ammonium (μmol/L).11
Phosphate (μmol/L).3
Investigation typeEukaryotes