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Synechococcus

These unicellular cyanobacteria are also known as blue green algae and, along with Prochlorococcus species, are responsible for a large part of the carbon fixation that occurs in marine environments. Synechococcus have a broader distribution in the ocean and are less abundant in oligotrophic (low nutrient) regions than Prochlorococcus. Some Synechococcus strains have evolved unique motility systems, using spicules (long filaments) that extend from the cell surface and act like oars during movement. (Source: NCBI genome project page)
COG
Strain Alternative names Location Info Size GC Content Num Contigs Status NCBI Taxonomy ID
Syn-WH5701 None Long Island Sound, USA, 3043834 65.388 120 WGS 69042
Syn_BL107 None Blanes Bay, Mediterranean Sea, 1,800m 2283377 54.24 6 WGS 313625
Syn_CC9311 None California current, Pacific (coastal), 95m 2606748 52.45 1 complete 64471
Syn_CC9605 None California current, Pacific (oligotrophic), 51m 2510659 59.22 1 complete 110662
Syn_CC9902 None California current, Pacific (oligotrophic), 5m 2234828 54.16 1 complete 316279
Syn_RCC307 None Mediterranean Sea, 15m 2224914 60.84 1 complete 316278
Syn_RS9916 None Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, 10m 2664465 59.81 4 WGS 221359
Syn_RS9917 None Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, 10m 2579542 64.46 9 WGS 221360
Syn_WH7803 None Sargasso Sea, 25m 2366980 60.24 1 complete 32051
Syn_WH7805 None Sargasso Sea, None 2620367 57.63 13 WGS 59931
Syn_WH8102 None Sargasso Sea, N/A 2434428 59.41 1 complete 84588