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Aurantiochytrium limacinum ATCCMYA-1381


Principle Investigator(s) Jackie Collier
External sample IDAurant. limacinum ATCCMYA-1381 Spartina detritus
Sample accession numberCAM_SMPL_002664
Assembly accession numberCAM_ASM_000482
Combined Assembly NameAurantiochytrium-limacinum-ATCCMYA1381
Prelim. NCBI Taxon ID87120
18S rRNA
Importance of organism and transcriptomesThe labyrinthulomycetes (including labyrinthulids, oblongichytrids, thraustochytrids, and aplanochytrids) are ubiquitous, diverse, and abundant marine protists (e.g. Collado Mercado et al. 2010 and references therein). They are thought to live mainly as saprobes, obtaining their nutrition from non-living particulate organic matter (POM) of algal, higher plant, or animal origin. Thus, while labyrinthulomycetes are not fungi in a taxonomic sense, they function as fungi in an ecological sense, likely playing important roles in the decomposition of marine POM. Among the labyrinthulomycetes, Aurantiochytrium limacinum ATCCMYA-1381 may be particularly well-suited to growth on refractory material of terrestrial origin and help to provide a conduit for this material into marine food webs.
Additional citations and referencesCollado Mercado, E., Radway, J. C. & Collier, J. L. 2010. Novel uncultivated labyrinthulomycetes revealed by 18S rDNA sequences from seawater and sediment samples. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 58:215-28. Honda, D., Yokochi, T., Nakahara, T., Erata, M. & Higashihara, T. 1998. Schizochytrium limacinum sp. nov., a new thraustochytrid from a mangrove area in the west Pacific Ocean. Mycological Research 102:439-48.
Environmental Data
Primary citation for organism's characterization, if availableYokoyama and Honda (2007) Taxonomic rearrangement of the genus Schizochytrium sensu lato based on morphology, chemotaxonomic characteristics, and 18S rRNA gene phylogeny (Thraustochytriaceae, Labyrinthulomycetes): emendation for Schizochytrium and erection of Aurantiochytrium and Oblongichytrium gen. nov. Mycoscience 48:199-211
Collection date15-JUL-94
Sample collection sitePacific_Ocean
Sample material (e.g. "seawater," "sediment," etc.)Seawater in mangrove area, Colonia, Yap Islands, Micronesia
ENVO term for habitat - primary termAcquatic: marine
ENVO term for habitat - secondary termOther
Habitat descriptionSeawater in mangrove area, Colonia, Yap Islands, Micronesia
Other environmental metadata availablenone available
Other environmental metadata availablenone available
Habitatmarine habitat
Experimental Data
Date of experiment10-FEB-12
Growth mediumartificial seawater with 0.125% Spartina detritus(0.8% agar plates)
Modifications to growth mediumartificial seawater (25 grams per liter Instant Ocean), dried and ground Spartina (0.125% wt:vol), plus 0.8% agar
Temperature (ÂșC)23
Salinty (psu)25
Pressure (atm)1
Investigation typeEukaryotes
Other experimental metadata availableHarvested 229 mg (wet weight) biomass from 20 plates after 10 to 17 days of growth