Strain number NIES-843  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Microcystis aeruginosa (Kützing) Lemmermann  
Synonym Microcystis ichthyoblabe Kützing; Microcystis novacekii (Komárek) Compère; Microcystis viridis (A.Brown) Lemmermann; Microcystis wesenbergii Komárek  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Lake Kasumigaura Ibaraki Japan (1997-08-28)  
Latitude / Longitude 36.01333333 / 140.36638888 
Habitat (Isolation source) Freshwater (Lake water)  
History < Otsuka, Shigeto  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Otsuka, Shigeto (1997-08-28)  
Identified by Otsuka, Shigeto  
State of strain Subculture / Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MA  
Temperature:  25 C
Light intensity:  20-30 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  1 M  
Gene information Whole-genome ( AP009552 ) , 16S rRNA ( AB035549 ) , ftsZ ( AB324867 ) , glnA ( AB324946 ) , gltX ( AB325025 ) , gyrB ( AB325104 ) , pgi ( AB325183 ) , recA ( AB325262 ) , tpi ( AB325341 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization  
Characteristics Cyanobacterial water bloom (aoko) ; Offensive odor ; Toxicity ; microcystin (Tanabe et al. 2009b) ; Planktonic ; Type strain (Otsuka et al. 2001) ; Genome decoded strain (Kaneko et al. 2007) ; ST18 (Tanabe et al. 2007)  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : IAM M-247
Other strain no. : NC7  
Remarks Toxicity; Cryopreserved; Axenic 
Movie  
Reference
Yu, Y., Zeng, Y., Li, J., Yang, C., Zhang, X., Luo, F., Dai, X. 2019 An algicidal Streptomyces amritsarensis strain against Microcystis aeruginosa strongly inhibits microcystin synthesis simultaneously. Sci. Total Environ., 650, 34-43.
Keywords: Harmful algal blooms; Microcystins; Algicidal activity; Streptomyces amritsarensis
Strain(s): 4490843 
PubMed: 30195130
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.433

Kuang, X., Peng, L., Chen, A., Xeng, Q., Luo, S., Shao, J. 2019 Enhancement mechanisms of copper(II) adsorption onto kaolinite by extracellular polymeric substances of Microcystis aeruginosa (cyanobacterium). Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad., 138, 8-14.
Keywords: Microcystis aeruginosa; Extracellular polymeric substances; Copper(II); Adsorption kinetics; Adsorption isotherm
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2018.12.009

Zhang, H., Meng, G., Mao, F., Li, W., He, Y., Gin, K. Y.-H., Ong, C. N. 2019 Use of an integrated metabolomics platform for mechanistic investigations of three commonly used algaecides on cyanobacterium, Microcystis aeruginosa. J. Hazard. Mater., 367, 120-127.
Keywords: Metabolomics; Mass spectrometry; Algaecides; Mechanisms; Untargeted analysis
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.12.069

Curren, E., Teruaki, Y., Kuwahara, V. S., Leong, S. C. Y. 2019 Rapid profiling of tropical marine cyanobacterial communities. Reg. Stud. Mar. Sci., 25,
Keywords: Cyanobacteria; MinION-Oxford Nanopore sequencer; Biodiversity; 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing; Long-read sequencing; Coastal waters; Southeast Asia; Monitoring
Strain(s): 22254284321352481 
DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2018.100485

Chen, M., Tian, L.-L., Ren, C.-Y., Xu, C.-Y., Wang, Y.-Y., Li, L. 2019 Extracellular polysaccharide synthesis in a bloom-forming strain of Microcystis aeruginosa: implications for colonization and buoyancy. Sci Rep, 9, 1251 (article ID).
Strain(s): 87889820429884324812549 
PubMed: 30718739
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-37398-6

Shi, Y., Liu, Y., Zhang, J., Gao, B. 2019 Regulation of five-antibiotic mixture on Microcystis aeruginosa exposed to sublethal doses of ultraviolet radiation. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., ,
Keywords: Cyanobacterial removal; Antibiotics contamination; Photosynthesis; Microcystins ; Antioxidant responses
Strain(s): 843 

Tanabe, Y., Hodoki, Y., Sano, T., Tada, K., Watanabe, MM. 2018a Adaptation of the freshwater bloom-forming cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa to brackish water is driven by recent horizontal transfer of sucrose genes. Front. Microbiol., 9, 1150 (article ID).
Keywords: Microcystis; bloom; salt tolerance; sucrose; genomics; brackish water; horizontal gene trasnfer; ecotype
Strain(s): 4487888990919899100101102103104105107108109112298299478604843901105010521059106310671069107010751076108510931094109811001101110211041105110611071108111311141115112211281130113111321134113911411142114311441150117011741175117611771179118111831185121112131214121512321234123812391252208820902091246524662467246824692470247124722473247524762477247824792480248124822483248424852486248724882489249024912492249424952546254725482549255025512552255325542555255625572558255925602561259225942595259625972598259926002601260226032604260526062607260826102611261226132617261826192620262126222623262426252626262826294234 
PubMed: 29922255
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01150

Klemenčič, M., Funk, C. 2018 Structural and functional diversity of caspase homologues in non-metazoan organisms. Protoplasma, 255, 387-397.
Strain(s): 448432549 
PubMed: 28744694
DOI: 10.1007/s00709-017-1145-5

Pengfei, J., Wang, H., Huang, W., Liu, W., Fan, Y., Miao, W. 2018 The allelopathic effect and safety evaluation of 3,4-Dihydroxybenzalacetone on Microcystis aeruginosa. Pest. Biochem. Physiol., 147, 145-152.
Keywords: Antibacterial; DBL; Phenolic acids; Microcystis aeruginosa; Environmental friendly
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2017.08.011

Wang, L. 2018 Structural characterisation of Histidine Kinase 2. PhD thesis, Queen Mary University of London, U.K., 214 pp.
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1111/pre.12203

Moten, D., Batsalova, T., Basheva, D., Mladenov, R., Dzhambazov, B., Teneva, I. 2018 Outer membrane efflux protein (OMEP) is a suitable molecular marker for resolving the phylogeny and taxonomic status of closely related cyanobacteria. Phycol. Res., 66, 31-36.
Keywords: cyanobacterial taxonomy; phylogenetic analysis; transmembrane transporter sequences
Strain(s): 3984321043754375537563757 
DOI: 10.1111/pre.12203

Peng, G., Martin, R.M., Dearth, S.P., Sun, X., Boyer, G.L., Campagna, S.R., Lin, S., Wilhelm, S.W. 2018 Seasonally relevant cool temperatures interact with N chemistry to increase microcystins produced in lab cultures of Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843. Environ. Sci. Technol., 52, 4127-4136.
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 29522323
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b06532

Zhao, L., Song, Y., Li, L., Gan, N., Brand, JJ., Song, L. 2018 The highly heterogeneous methylated genomes and diverserestriction-modification systems of bloom-forming Microcystis. Harmful Algae, 75, 87-93.
Keywords: Cyanobacterial bloom; DNA methylation modification; Epigenetics; Methyltransferase; Microcystis; SMRT
Strain(s): 8432549 
PubMed: 29778228
DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2018.04.005

Hua, C., Ludsinb, S. A., Martinc, J. F., Dittmannd, E., Lee, J. 2018 Mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs)—producing Microcystis in Lake Erie:Development of a qPCR assay and insight into its ecology. Harmful Algae, 77, 1–10.
Keywords: Shinorine; Porphyra; UV irradiation; Sunscreen; Eutrophication; Harmful algal bloom
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 30005796
DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2018.05.010

Tang, X. M., Krausfeldt, L. E., Shao, K., LeCleir, G. R., Stough, J. M. A., Gao, G., Boyer, G. L, Zhang, Y., Paerl, H. W., Qin, B., Wilhelm, S. W. 2018 Seasonal gene expression and the ecophysiological implications of toxic Microcystis aeruginosa blooms in Lake Taihu. Environ. Sci. Technol., 52, 11049–11059.
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 30168717
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01066

Manali, K. M., Arunraj, R., Ramakrishnan, G. S., Ramya, M. 2018 Development of sensitive and specific multiplex PCR method for the detection of microcystin producing cyanobacteria in spirulina food supplements. Food Sci. Biotechnol.,
Keywords: Spirulina food supplement; Multiplex PCR; Microcystin; Arthrospira platensis; Cyanotoxin
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1007/s10068-018-0476-0

Wei, K., Amano, Y., Machida, M., Asukabe, H., Harada, K. 2018 Effects of light and potassium ion on buoyancy regulation with gas vesicle in a cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843. Water Air Soil Pollut., 229, 352 (article ID).
Keywords: Microcystis; Gas vesicle; Buoyancy; Sedimentation
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-018-4010-z

Sun, L. W., Jiang, W. J.4, Zhang, J. Y., Wang, W. Q., Du, Y., Sato, H., Kawachi, M., Yu, R. 2018 Identification and detection sensitivity of Microcystis aeruginosa from mixed and field samples using MALDI-TOF MS. Environ. Monit. Assess., 190, 712 (article ID).
Keywords: Microcystis aeruginosa; MALDI-TOFMS; Cyanobacterial bloom; Ribosomal protein
Strain(s): 2062308431639 
DOI: 10.1007/s10661-018-7093-5

Manali, KM., Arunraj, R., Kumar, T., Ramya, M. 2017 Detection of microcystin producing cyanobacteria in Spirulina dietary supplements using multiplex HRM quantitative PCR. J. Appl. Phycol., 29, 1279-1286.
Keywords: Microcystin; Arthrospira platensis; Multiplex HRM qPCR; Dietary supplements; Liquid; chromatography–high-resolution mass spectrometr
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-016-1011-4

Harke, M. J., Jankowiak, J. G., Morrell, B. K., Gobler, C. J. 2017 Transcriptomic responses in the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Microcystis 2 induced during exposure to zooplankton. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 83, e02832-16 (article ID).
Keywords: microcystis; RNA-Seq; transcriptome; grazing
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 28003198
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02832-16

Imanishi, S. Y., Nakayama, T., Asukabe, H., Harada, K. 2017 Application of MALDI Biotyper to cyanobacterial profiling. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 31, 325-332.
Strain(s): 738910210310711229861180880983584398910251043105810711099164216521672 
PubMed: 27862451
DOI: 10.1002/rcm.7793

Xuan, H., Dai, X., Li, J., Zhang, X., Yang, C., Luo, F. 2017 A Bacillus sp. strain with antagonistic activity against Fusarium graminearum kills Microcystis aeruginosa selectively. Sci. Total Environ., 583, 214-221.
Keywords: Harmful algal blooms; Algicidal activity; Antagonism; Bifunctional biocontrol agent
Strain(s): 4490843 
PubMed: 28104332
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.055

Steffen, M. M. et al. 2017 Ecophysiological Examination of the Lake Erie Microcystis Bloom in 2014: Linkages between Biology and the Water Supply Shutdown of Toledo, OH. Environ. Sci. Technol., 51, 6745–6755.
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 28535339
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b00856

Lapsongpon, T., Leungprasert, S., Yoshimura, C. 2017 Pre-chlorination contact time and the removal and control of Microcystis aeroginosa in coagulation. 7th International Conference on Environment and Industrial Innovation, 012011 (article ID).
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/67/1/012011

Kerfeld, CA., Melnicki, MR., Sutter M., Dominguez-Martin, MA. 2017 Structure, function and evolution of the cyanobacterial orange carotenoid protein and its homologs. New Phytol., 215, 937-951.
Keywords: carotenoids; carotenoproteins; cyanobacteria; nonphotochemical quenching; photoprotection; phylogenomics; protein structure; singlet oxygen (1O2) quenching
Strain(s): 3981843 
PubMed: 28675536
DOI: 10.1111/nph.14670

Mao, F., He, Y., Kushmaro, A., Gin, KY. 2017 Effects of benzophenone-3 on the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Aquat. Toxicol., 193, 1-8.
Keywords: Benzophenone-3; Toxicity; Green algae; Cyanobacteria; Photosynthesis; Uptake
Strain(s): 8432463 
PubMed: 28992446
DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.09.029

Li, WW., Xia, MS., Li, WB., Liu, LW., Yang, Y., Li, JH. 2017 Characterization of a putative S-layer protein of a colonial Microcystis strain. Curr. Microbiol., 75, 173-178.
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 28956106
DOI: 10.1007/s00284-017-1362-3

Stough, JMA., Tang, X., Krausfeldt, LE., Steffen, MM., Gao, G., Boyer, GL., Wilhelm, SW 2017 Molecular prediction of lytic vs lysogenic states for Microcystis phage: Metatranscriptomic evidence of lysogeny during large bloom events. PLoS One, 12, e0184146 (article ID).
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 28873456
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184146

Srivastava, A., Ko,S-R., Ahn, C-Y., Oh, H-M., Ravi, A. K., Asthana, R. K. 2016 Microcystin biosynthesis and mcyA expression in geographically distinct Microcystis strains under different nitrogen, phosphorus, and boron regimes. Biomed Res. Int., 2016, 5985987 (article ID).
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 27803926
DOI: 10.1155/2016/5985987

Shao, J., He, Y., Li, F., Zhang, H., Chen, A., Luo, S., Gu, J.-D. 2016 Growth inhibition and possible mechanism of oleamide against the toxin-producing cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843. Ecotoxicology, 25, 225-233.
Keywords: Oleamide; Microcystis aeruginosa; Growth inhibition; Photosynthesis; Microcystins
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 26547872
DOI: 10.1007/s10646-015-1582-x

Sun, L.W., Jiang, W.J., Sato, H., Kawachi, M., Lu, X.W. 2016 Rapid classification and identification of Microcystis aeruginosa strains using MALDI-TOF MS and polygenetic analysis. PLoS One, 11, e0156275 (article ID).
Strain(s): 44878889901001011041051071091111124786048439011043105310581061106810691070107210761077108510941099110111041105111311151126113411351144115111571170121112131215121612171218122212241230123212331239 
PubMed: 27227555
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156275

Meglič, A., Pecman, A., Rozina, T., Leštan, D., Sedmak, B. 2016 Electrochemical inactivation of cyanobacteria and microcystin degradation using a boron-doped diamond anode - A potential tool for cyanobacterial bloom control. J. Environ. Sci., 53, 248-261.
Keywords: Cyanobacterial bloom control; Boron-doped diamond anode; Electro-oxidation; Microcystin degradation; Protein phosphatase-1 inhibition; Water remediation
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 28372749
DOI: 10.1016/j.jes.2016.02.016

Benke, P. I., Vinay Kumar, M. C. S., Pan, D., Swarup, S. 2015 A mass spectrometry-based unique fragment approach for the identification of microcystins. Analyst, 140, 1198-1206.
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 25525642
DOI: 10.1039/c4an01702a

Sandrini, G., Huisman, J., Matthijs, HC. 2015 Potassium sensitivity differs among strains of the harmful cyanobacterium Microcystis and correlates with the presence of salt tolerance genes. FEMS Mircobiol. Lett., 362
Keywords: compatible solutes; cyanobacteria; harmful algal blooms; lake mitigation; microcystins; salt stress
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 26208527
DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnv121

Shao, J., Jiang, Y., Wang, Z., Peng, L., Luo, S., Gu, J., Li, R. 2014 Interactions between algicidal bacteria and the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa: lytic characteristics and physiological responses in the cyanobacteria. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 11, 469-476.
Keywords: Bacillus sp.; Gene expressions; Lytic characteristics; Microcystis aeruginosa; Oxidative stress; Photosynthesis inhibition
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1007/s13762-013-0205-4

Fukuda, S., Iwamoto, K., Atsumi, M., Yokoyama, A., Nakayama, T., Ishida, K-I., Inouye, I., Shiraiwa, Y. 2014 Global searches for microalgae and aquatic plants that can eliminate radioactive cesium, iodine and strontium from the radio-polluted aquatic environment: a bioremediation strategy. J. Plant Res., 127, 79-89.
Keywords: Algal phytoremediation; Bioaccumulation; Radiopollution; Radionuclide elimination; Radioactive cesium; The Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant accident
Strain(s): 243671155160203233246329333391405417440487503529531538548553587597727805843859931995100310121015101710311044104512591326133113771382138814111435143914401441144214581728182618311833184018461862186519562131214421462147215021752176218522682325234123522377241124122437285428552856285828592860 
PubMed: 24346654
DOI: 10.1007/s10265-013-0596-9

Steffen, M. M., Dearth, S. P., Dill, B. D., Li, Z., Larsen, K. M., Campagna, S. R., Wilhelm, S. W. 2014 Nutrients drive transcriptional changes that maintain metabolic homeostasis but alter genome architecture in Microcystis. ISME J., 8, 2080-2092.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; metabolomics; nitrogen; transcriptomics; transposase; urea
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 24858783
DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2014.78

Shao, J., Peng, L., Luo, S., Yu, G., Gu, J.-D., Lin, S., Li, R. 2013 First report on the allelopathic effect of Tychonema bourrellyi (Cyanobacteria) against Microcystis aeruginosa (Cyanobacteria). J. Appl. Phycol., 25, 1567-1573.
Keywords: Tychonema bourrellyi; Microcystis aeruginosa; Allelopathy; Volatile substances; ß-Ionone; Cyanobacteria
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-012-9969-z

Shao, J., Liu, D., Gong, D., Zeng, Q., Yan, Z., Gu, J.-D. 2013 Inhibitory effects of sanguinarine against the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843 and possible mechanisms of action. Aquat. Toxicol., 142-143, 257-263.
Keywords: Aldehydes; Chattonella marina; fatty acids; harmful phytoplankton; ichthyotoxicity; rainbow trout gill cell line; RT gill-W1
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 24060579
DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.08.019

Shao, J., Wang, Z., Liu, Y., Liu, H., Peng, X., Wei, X., Lei, M., Li, R. 2012 Physiological responses of Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843 (cyanobacterium) under the stress of chitosan modified kaolinite (CMK) loading. Ecotoxicology, 21, 698-704.
Keywords: Physiological responses; Microcystis aeruginosa; Chitosan modified kaolinite
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 22095162
DOI: 10.1007/s10646-011-0828-5

Du, HW., Yang, LY., Wu, J., Xiao, L., Wang, XL., Jiang, LJ. 2012 Simultaneous removal of phosphorus and nitrogen in a sequencing batch biofilm reactor with transgenic bacteria expressing polyphosphate kinase. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 96, 265-272.
Keywords: Poly-phosphate kinase gene; Pseudomonas putida; Sequencing batch biofilm reactor; Phosphorus removal; Nitrogen removal
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 22218771
DOI: 10.1007/s00253-011-3839-5

Hodoki, Y., Ohbayashi, K., Kobayashi, Y., Okuda, N., Nakano, S. 2012 Detection and identification of potentially toxic cyanobacteria: Ubiquitous distribution of Microcystis aeruginosa and Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi in Japanese lakes. Harmful Algae, 16, 49-57.
Keywords: Anatoxin-a; Automated rRNA intergenic spacer analysis (ARISA); Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi; Cyanotoxin; Microcystin; Microcystis aeruginosa
Strain(s): 304077102111230512843905928932937991164516691698172919502116 
DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2012.01.003

Harke, M. J., Berry, D. L., Ammerman, J. W., Gobler, C. J. 2012 Molecular response of the bloom-forming cyanobacterium, Microcystis aeruginosa, to phosphorus Limitation. Microb. Ecol., 63, 188-198.
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 21720829
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-011-9894-8

Hasegawa, M., Nishizawa, A., Tsuji, K., Kimura, S., Harada, K. 2012 Volatile organic compounds derived from 2-keto-acid decarboxylase in Microcystis aeruginosa. Microbes Environ., 27, 525-528.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; volatile organic compounds; 3-methyl-1-butanol; 2-keto-acid decarboxylase; Microcystis
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME12099

Leikoski, N., Fewer, D. P., Jokela, J., Alakoski, P., Wahlsten, M., Sivonen, K. 2012 Analysis of an inactive cyanobactin biosynthetic gene cluster leads to discovery of new natural products from strains of the genus Microcystis. PLoS One, 7, e43002 (article ID).
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 22952627
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043002

Yoshida-Takashima, Y., Yoshida, M., Ogata, H., Nagasaki, K., Hiroishi, S., Yoshida, T. 2012 Cyanophage infection in the bloom-forming cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa in surface freshwater. Microbes Environ., , 350-355.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; cyanophage; non-bleaching gene (nblA); phycobilisome; Microcystis
Strain(s): 298843 
PubMed: 23047146
DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME12037

Tanabe, Y., Watanabe, M. M. 2011 Local expansion of a panmictic lineage of water bloom-forming cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. PLoS One, 6, e17085 (article ID).
Strain(s): 4487888990919899100101102103104105106107108109110111112298299478604843901105010511052105310541055105610571058105910601061106210631064106510661067106810691070107210751076107710851090109110921093109410951096109710981100110111021103110411051106110711081113111411151122112311241125112611271128112911301131113211331134113511361137113811391140114111421143114411451146114711481149115011511152115311551156115711591160116111621163116411701171117211731174117511761177117911801181118311841185118612091211121312141215121612171218121912201221122212231224122512261227122812291230123112321233123412351236123712381239124012411242124312441245125112521253125420882089209020912465246624672468246924702471247224732474247524762477247824792480248124822483248424852486248724882489249024912492249324942495249625422543254425452546254725482549255025512552255325542555255625572558255925602561259125922593259425952596259725982599260026012602260326042605260626072608260926102611261226132617261826192620262126222623262426252626262726282629 
PubMed: 21390221
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017085

Shao, J., Xu, Y., Wang, Z., Jiang, Y., Yu, G., Peng, X., Li, R. 2011 Elucidating the toxicity targets of β-ionone on photosynthetic system of Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843 (cyanobacteria). Aquat. Toxicol., 104, 48-55.
Keywords: Microcystis aeruginosa; Photosynthesis; Gene expression; Chlorophyll a fluorescence
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 21543049
DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2011.03.014

Hodoki, Y., Ohbayashi, K., Kobayashi, Y., Okuda, N., Nakano, S.-I. 2011 Temporal variation in cyanobacteria species composition and photosynthetic activity in experimentally induced blooms. J. Plankton Res., 33, 1410-1416.
Keywords: cyanobacterial bloom; DCMU [3'-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1',1'-dimethyl urea]; maximum quantum yieldMicrocystis aeruginosa
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbr040

Weiz, A. R., Ishida, K., Makower, K., Ziemert, N., Hertweck, C., Dittmann, E. 2011 Leader peptide and a membrane protein scaffold guide the biosynthesis of the tricyclic peptide microviridin. Chem. Biol., 18, 1413-1421.
Strain(s): 298843 
PubMed: 22118675
DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2011.09.011

Kuno, S., Yoshida, T., Kamikawa, R., Hosoda, N., Sako, Y. 2010 The distribution of a phage-related insertion sequence element in the cyanobacterium, Microcystis aeruginosa. Microbes Environ., 25, 295-301.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; Microcystis; cyanophage; insertion sequence; horizontal gene transfer
Strain(s): 90919899101102112298604843105810671070108610981105 
DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME10125

Shao, J., Yu, G, Wang, Z., Wu, Z, Peng, X., Li, R. 2010 Towards clarification of the inhibitory mechanism of wheat bran leachate on Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843 (cyanobacteria): physiological responses. Ecotoxicology, 19, 1634-1641.
Keywords: Wheat bran leachate; Microcystis; Gene expression; Photosynthesis
Strain(s): 843 
PubMed: 20882340
DOI: 10.1007/s10646-010-0549-1

Liu, SH., Zhang, PY., Cong, BL., Liu, CL., Lin XZ., Shen, JH., Huang, XH. 2010 Molecular cloning and expression analysis of a cytosolic Hsp70 gene from Antarctic ice algae Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L. Extremophiles, 14, 329-337.
Keywords: Antarctic ice algae; Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L; Heat shock protein; Hsp70; Psychrophile; Stress
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1007%2Fs00792-010-0313-8

Ziemert, N., Ishida, K., Weiz, A., Hertweck, C., Dittmann, E. 2010 Exploiting the natural diversity of microviridin gene clusters for discovery of novel tricyclic depsipeptides. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 76, 3568-3574.
Strain(s): 100101102843 
PubMed: 20363789
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02858-09

Lee, Y.-K., Ahn, C.-Y., Kim, H.-S., Oh, H.-M. 2010 Cyanobactericidal effect of Rhodococcus sp. isolated from eutrophic lake on Microcystis sp. Biotechnol. Lett., 32, 1673-1678.
Keywords: Algicide; Bloom; Cyanobacteria; Microcystis; Rhodococcus
Strain(s): 23843 
DOI: 10.1007/s10529-010-0350-5

Tanabe, Y., Sano, T., Kasai, F., Watanabe, M. M. 2009b Recombination, cryptic clades and neutral molecular divergence of the microcystin synthetase (mcy) genes of toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. BMC Evol. Biol., 9, 115 (article ID).
Strain(s): 44878889909198991001011021031041051061071081091101111122982994786048439011050105110521053105410551056105710581059106010611062106310641065106610671068106910701072107510761077108510901091109210931094109510961097109811001101110211031104110511061107110811131114111511221123112411251126112711281129113011311132113311341135113611371138113911401141114211431144114511461147114811491150115111521153115511561157115911601161116211631164117011711172120912111213121412151216121712181219122012211222122312241225122612271228122912301231123212331234123512361237123812391240124112421243124412451251125212531254246524662467246924702471247224732474247524762477247824792561 
PubMed: 19463155
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-115

Ishida, K., Welker, M., Christiansen, G., Cadel-Six, S., Bouchier, C., Dittmann, E., Hertweck, C., de Marsac, N. T. 2009 Plasticity and evolution of aeruginosin biosynthesis in Cyanobacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 75, 2017-2026.
Strain(s): 98843 
PubMed: 19201978
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02258-08

Tomioka, N., Nagai, T., Kawasaki, T., Imai, A., Kohata, K. 2008 Quantification of Microcystis in a eutrophic lake by simple DNA extraction and SYBR green real-time PCR. Microbes Environ., 23, 306-312.
Keywords: Microcystis; quantification; SYBR Green I; DNA extraction; eutrophic lake
Strain(s): 9899204604611843946961 
DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME08515

Kaneko, T., Nakajima, N., Okamoto, S., Suzuki, I., Tanabe, Y., Tamaoki, M., Nakamura, Y., Kasai, F., Watanabe, A., Kawashima, K., Kishida, Y., Ono, A., Shimizu, Y., Takahashi, C., Minami, C., Fujishiro, T., Kohara, M., Katoh, M., Nakazaki, N., Nakayama, S., Yamada, M., Tabata, S., Watanabe, M. M. 2007 Complete genomic structure of the bloom-forming toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843. DNA Res., 14, 247-256.
Strain(s): 843 

Tanabe, Y., Kasai, F., Watanabe, M. M. 2007 Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) reveals high genetic diversity and clonal population structure of the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Microbiology, 153, 3695-3703.
Strain(s): 44878889909198991001011021031041051061071081091101111122982994786048439019331050105110521053105410551056105710581059106010611062106310641065106610671068106910701072107510761077108510901091109210931094109510961097109811001101110211031104110511061107110811131114111511221123112411251126112711281129113011311132113311341135113611371138113911401141114211431144114511461147114811491150115111521153115511561157115911601161116211631164117011711172120912111213121412151216121712181219122012211222122312241225122612271228122912301231123212331234123512361237123812391240124112421243124412451251125212531254 

Choi, K., Ueki, M., Imai, A., Kim, B., Kawabata, Z. 2004 Photoalteration of dissolved organic matter (DOM) released from Microcystis aeruginosa in different growth phases: DOM-fraction distribution and biodegradability. Arch. Hydrobiol., 159, 271-286.
Keywords: algal DOM; growth phase; UV effects; photoalteration; biodegradability; chemical composition
Strain(s): 843 
DOI: 10.1127/0003-9136/2004/0159-0271

Otsuka, S., Suda, S., Shibata, S., Oyaizu, H., Matsumoto, S., Watanabe, M. M. 2001 A proposal for the unification of five species of the cyanobacterial genus Microcystis Kützing ex Lemmermann 1907 under the rules of the Bacteriological Code. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 51, 873-879.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; DNA-DNA hybridization; Microcystis; taxonomy; unification
Strain(s): 843 

Otsuka, S., Suda, S., Li, R., Matsumoto, S., Watanabe, M. M. 2000 Morphological variability of colonies of Microcystis morphospecies in culture. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 46, 39-50.
Keywords: colony; cyanobacteria; Microcystis; morphology; phycoerythrin; pigment
Strain(s): 843901 
PubMed: 12483602
DOI: 10.2323/jgam.46.39

Suda, K., Tanji, K., Hori, K., Unno, H. 1999 Evidence for a novel Chlorella virus -encoded alginate lyase. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 180, 45-53.
Keywords: Chlorella; virus; alginate lyase; lysis
Strain(s): 6868432170 

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