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 Clade: Low Light - LLIV ; Genome decoded strain (Rocap et al. 2013)  
Other strain no. Other collection strain no. : RCC 407
Other strain no. : MIT9313  
Remarks Unstable 
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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