Genomes of diverse isolates of the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus.
Steven J. Biller, Paul M. Berube,Jessie W. Berta-Thompson,Libusha Kelly, Sara E. Roggensack, Lana Awad,Kathryn H. Roache-Johnson,Huiming Ding, Stephen J. Giovannoni, Gabrielle Rocap,Lisa R. Moore, Sallie W. Chisholm
Sci. Data 1:140034 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2014.34 (2014).
The marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus
is the numerically dominant photosynthetic organism in the oligotrophic oceans, and a model system in marine microbial ecology. Here we report 27 new whole genome sequences (2 complete and closed; 25 of draft quality) of cultured isolates, representing five major phylogenetic clades of Prochlorococcus
. The sequenced strains were isolated from diverse regions of the oceans, facilitating studies of the drivers of microbial diversity – both in the lab and in the field. To improve the utility of these genomes for comparative genomics, we also define pre-computed clusters of orthologous groups of proteins (COGs), indicating how genes are distributed among these and other publicly available Prochlorococcus
genomes. These data represent a significant expansion of Prochlorococcus
reference genomes that are useful for numerous applications in microbial ecology, evolution and oceanography.
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