Strain number NIES-2881  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Prochlorococcus sp.  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria ; Picoplankton  
Locality (Date of collection) North Atlantic Ocean (Depth -120m) (1990-04-01)  
Latitude / Longitude 37.65 /  
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 dnaN ( CP000553 )  
Cell size (min - max) - 1 μm  
Organization Unicellular; Non-flagellate 
Characteristics Picoplankton ; Clade: Low Light - LLI  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : RCC158
Other strain no. : NATL1-M98; FP12  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Unstable 
Kettler, G., Martiny, A. C., Huang, K., Zucker, J., Coleman, M. L., Rodrigue, S., Chen, F., Lapidus, A., Ferriera, S., Johnson, J., Steglich, C., Church, G. M., Richardson, P., Chisholm, S. W. 2007 Patterns and implications of gene gain and loss in the evolution of Prochlorococcus. PLoS One, 3, e231 (article ID).
Strain(s): 28813376 
PubMed: 18159947
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0030231

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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