Strain number NIES-2885  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Prochlorococcus sp.  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria ; Picoplankton  
Locality (Date of collection) Equatorial Pacific Ocean (Depth -30m)  
Latitude / Longitude 0.0 /  
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Seawater)  
History < RCC (2013);  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Shimada  
Identified by  
State of strain Cryopreservation; Unialgal; Non-clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  PRO-99  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  18-21 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 Clade: High Light - HLI  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : RCC 278
Other strain no. : EQPAC1-C  
Remarks Cryopreserved; Unstable 
West, N. J., Schönhuber, W. A., Fuller, N. J., Amann, R. I., Rippka, R., Post, A. F., Scanlan, D. J. 2001 Closely related Prochlorococcus genotypes show remarkably different depth distributions in two oceanic regions as revealed by in situ hybridization using 16S rRNA-targeted oligonucleotides. Microbiol., 147, 1731-1744.
Keywords: cyanobacteria; Red Sea; oligonucleotide probes; 16S rRNA; TSA
Strain(s): 2885 

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