Strain number NIES-4073  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Scytonema sp.  
Synonym  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria  
Locality (Date of collection) Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan (2004-**-**)  
Latitude / Longitude 35.36 / 139.56 
Habitat (Isolation source) Terrestrial (Nostoc commune)  
History < Katoh, Hiroshi  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Katoh, Hiroshi (2012-**-**)  
Identified by Katoh, Hiroshi  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Clonal; Axenic[2017 May]  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  MDM (agar)  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  6-10 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  2 M  
Gene information nearly complete genome ( AP018268 ) , 16S rRNA ( AB694929 ) , Plasmid DNA ( AP018264-AP018267 )  
Cell size (min - max)  
Organization Filamentous 
Characteristics Drought tolerance ; Nitrogen fixation  (aerobic condition, Modified BG-110 medium) ; Genome decoded strain  
Other strain no. Other strain no. : YK-02  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Axenic 
Movie  
Reference
Nowruzi, B., Hutarova, L., Vešelenyiova, D., Metcalf, J. S. 2024 Characterization of Neowestiellopsis persica A1387 (Hapalosiphonaceae) based on the cpcA, psbA, rpoC1, nifH and nifD gene sequences. BMC Ecol. Evol., 24, 57 (article ID).
Keywords: Cyanobacteria; Phylogenetic analysis; Neowestiellopsis persica, cpcA
Strain(s): 212223255073267592209821002107327537543756397440734074410141034106 
PubMed: 38711016
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-024-02244-z

Arsın, S., Delbaje, E., Jokela, J., Wahlsten, M., Farrar, Z. M., Permi, P., Fewer, D. 2023 A plastic biosynthetic pathway for the production of structurally distinct microbial sunscreens. ACS Chem. Biol., 18, 1959–1967.
Strain(s): 257326721002107210921112130375537563757397440734102410341054106 
PubMed: 37603862
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.3c00112

Tamre, E. & Fournier, G. P. 2022 Inferred ancestry of scytonemin biosynthesis proteins in cyanobacteria indicates a response to Paleoproterozoic oxygenation. Geobiology, 20, 764–775.
Keywords: Bayesian phylogenetics; cyanobacteria; Paleoproterozoic; photoprotection; scytonemin; UVA radiation
Strain(s): 212325262672108211137564073407440754103 
PubMed: 35851984
DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12514

Hirose, Y., Ohtsubo, Y., Misawa, N., Yonekawa, C., Nagao, N., Shimura, Y., Fujisawa, T., Kanesaki, Y., Katoh, H., Katayama, M., Yamaguchi, H., Yoshikawa, H., Ikeuchi, M., Eki, T., Nakamura, Y., Kawachi, M. 2021 Genome sequencing of the NIES Cyanobacteria collection with a focus on the heterocyst-forming clade. DNA Res., 28, dsab024 (article ID).
Keywords: Cyanobacteria; genome; heterocyst; culture collection; taxonomy
Strain(s): 1921222325375073267806932209821002107210921112130213532753585375739744073407440754101410241034106 
PubMed: 34677568
DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsab024

MacCready, J. S., Basalla, J. L., Vecchiarelli, A. G. 2020 Origin and evolution of carboxysome positioning systems in cyanobacteria. Mol. Biol. Evol., 37, 1434–1451.
Strain(s): 212225263039447387882675928068439329702098210021072108211125493275375437563974407340744075410141034106 
PubMed: 31899489
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msz308

Baqué, M., Napoli, A., Fagliarone, C., Moeller, R., de Vera, J. P., Billi, D. 2020 Carotenoid raman signatures are better preserved in dried cells of the desert cyanobacterium Chroococcidiopsis than in hydrated counterparts after high-dose gamma irradiation. Life-Basel, 10, 83 (article ID).
Keywords: biosignatures; extremophiles; ionizing radiation; Raman spectroscopy; cyanobacteria; Mars exploration
Strain(s): 252100407341034105 
PubMed: 32521820
DOI: 10.3390/life10060083

Johansen, JR., Mareš, J., Pietrasiak, N., Bohunická, M., Zima, J Jr., Štenclová, L., Hauer, T. 2017 Highly divergent 16S rRNA sequences in ribosomal operons of Scytonema hyalinum (Cyanobacteria). PLoS One, 12, e0186393 (article ID).
Strain(s): 21304073 
PubMed: 29073157
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186393

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