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<- L. J. Stal, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), the Netherlands; CCY0505. Sediment; Norway, Mountain Mauken, 500m above sea level, sub-arctic surroundings of Tromsö; sampling date: 2005. Assignment to the species Nostoc sp. is preliminary. Comment of the depositor: "Nostoc is a diazotrophic filamentous cyanobacterium. Heterocysts present. It is consumed, especially in Asia, as food due to its high content of proteins and vitamin C". Phototrophic. It cannot be excluded that the strain produces cyanobacterial toxins that can be dangerous to humans and pets. Non-axenic. Strain-specific literature (27360). (Medium 1592, 23°C, standing culture, 16 hours at 216 lux illumination, 8-hours dark period. Transfer interval of 8 weeks).