Strain number NIES-2887  
Phylum Cyanophyta  
Class Cyanophyceae  
Scientific name Prochlorococcus sp.  
Former name  
Common name Blue-green alga ; Cyanobacteria ; Picoplankton  
Locality (Date of collection) Atlantic Ocean (Gulf Stream) (Depth -135m) (1993-07-15)  
Latitude / Longitude 37.08 /  
Habitat (Isolation source) Marine (Seawater)  
History < RCC (2013);  
Isolator (Date of isolation) Moore, L. R. (1993-07-15)  
Identified by  
State of strain Subculture; Unialgal; Clonal; Non-axenic  
Culture condition
(Preculture condition)
Medium:  PRO-99  
Temperature:  20 C
Light intensity:  3 µmol photons/m2/sec, L/D cycle:  10L:14D
Duration:  21 D  
Gene information Whole-genome ( BX548175 )  
Cell size (min - max) - 1 μm  
Organization Unicellular; Non-flagellate 
Characteristics Picoplankton ; Clade: Low Light - LLIV ; Genome decoded strain (Rocap et al. 2013)  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : RCC407
Other strain no. : MIT9313  
Remarks Unstable 
Isaji, Y., Yoshikawa, C., Ogawa, N. O., Matsumoto, K., Makabe, A., Toyoda, S., Ishikawa, N. F., Ogawa, H., Saito, H., Honda, M. C., Ohkouchi, N. 2022 Nitrogen sources for phytoplankton in the Eastern Indian Ocean determined from δ15N of chlorophyll a and divinylchlorophyll a. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 23, e2021GC010057 (article ID).
Strain(s): 208628852887 
DOI: 10.1029/2021GC010057

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

Mary, I., Tu, C.-J., Grossman, A., Vaulot, D. 2004 Effects of high light on transcripts of stress-associated genes for the cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and Prochlorococcus MED4 and MIT9313. Microbiol., 150, 1271-1281.
Strain(s): 2887 

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

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