Strain number NIES-2880  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Prochlorococcus marinus S.W.Chisholm, S.L.Frankel, R.Goericke, R.J.Olson, B.Palenik, J.B.Waterbury, L.West-Johnsrud & E.R.Zettler  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria ; Picoplankton  
Locality (Date of collection) Sargasso Sea (Depth -140m), area of the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda  
Latitude / Longitude 28.98 /  
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Seawater)  
History < RCC (2013);  
Isolator (Date of isolation)  
Identified by  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Non-clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  PRO-99  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  3-7 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  21 D  
Gene information  
Cell size (min - max) - 1 μm  
Organization Unicellular; Non-flagellate 
Characteristics Picoplankton ; Clade: Low Light - LLI  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : RCC156
Other strain no. : SS120-04/95  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Unstable 
Delmont, T. O. & Eren, A. M. 2018 Linking pangenomes and metagenomes: the Prochlorococcus metapangenome. PeerJ, 6, e4320 (article ID).
Strain(s): 2880 
PubMed: 29423345
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4320

Domínguez-Martín, M. A., Gómez-Baena, G., Díez J., López-Grueso, M. J., Beynon, R. J., García-Fernández, J. M. 2017 Quantitative proteomics shows extensive remodeling induced by nitrogen limitation in Prochlorococcus marinus SS120. mSystems., 2, e00008-17 (article ID).
Keywords: marine cyanobacteria; nitrogen limitation; nitrogen metabolism; prochlorococcus; quantitative proteomics
Strain(s): 2880 
PubMed: 28593196
DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00008-17

Dufresne, A., Garczarek, L., Partensky, F. 2005 Accelerated evolution associated with genome reduction in a free-living prokaryote. Genome Biol., 6, R14 (article ID).
Strain(s): 28802887 
PubMed: 15693943
DOI: 10.1186/gb-2005-6-2-r14

Bibby, T. S., Mary, I., Nield, J., Partensky, F., Barber, J. 2003 Low-light-adapted Prochlorococcus species possess specific antennae for each photosystem. Nature, 424, 1051-1054.
Strain(s): 28802887 
PubMed: 12944966
DOI: 10.1038/nature01933

El Alaoui, S., Diez, J., Toribio, F., Gómez-Baena, G., Dufresne, A., García-Fernández, J. M. 2003 Glutamine synthetase from the marine cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus spp.; characterization, phylogeny and response to nutrient limitation. Environ. Microbiol., 5, 412-423.
Strain(s): 28802887 
PubMed: 12713467
DOI: 10.1046/j.1462-2920.2003.00433.x

Rocap, G., Larimer, F. W., Lamerdin, J., Malfatti, S., Chain, P., Ahlgren, N. A., Arellano, A., Coleman, M., Hauser, L., Hess, W. R., Johnson, Z. I., Land, M., Lindell, D., Post, A. F., Regala, W., Shah, M., Shaw, S. L., Steglich, C., Sullivan, M. B., Ting, C. S., Tolonen, A., Webb, E. A., Zinser, E. R., Chisholm, S. W. 2003 Genome divergence in two Prochlorococcus ecotypes reflects oceanic niche differentiation. Nature, 424, 1042-1047.
Strain(s): 28802887 
PubMed: 12917642
DOI: 10.1038/nature01947

Moore, L. R., Rocap, G., Chisholm, S. W. 1998 Physiology and molecular phylogeny of coexisting Prochlorococcus ecotypes. Nature, 393, 464-467.
Strain(s): 28802887 
PubMed: 9624000
DOI: 10.1038/30965

Scanlan, D. J., Hess, W. R., Partensky, F., Newman, J., Vaulot, D. 1996 High degree of genetic variation in Prochlorococcus (Prochlorophyta) revealed by RFLP analysis. Eur. J. Phycol., 31, 1-9.
Strain(s): 288028812882 
DOI: 10.1080/09670269600651131

Partensky, F., Hoepffner, N., Li, W. K. W., Ulloa, O., Vaulot, D. 1993 Photoacclimation of Prochlorococcus sp. (Prochlorophyta) strains isolated from the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Plant Physiol., 101, 285-296.
Strain(s): 28802881 
PubMed: 12231684
DOI: 10.1104/pp.101.1.285

Morel, A., Ahn, Y.-H., Partensky, F., Vaulot, D., Claustre, H. 1993 Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus: a comparative study of their optical properties in relation to their size and pigmentation. J. Mar. Res., 51, 617-649.
Strain(s): 28802881 
DOI: 10.1357/0022240933223963

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