Cyanothece sp. (ATCC® 51142)

Strain Designations: BH68  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations BH68
Intertidal area near Port Aransas, TX
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format test tube
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Type Strain no
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 616: Medium BG-11 for blue-green algae
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic under light intensity of 2,000-3,000 LUX
Name of Depositor LA Sherman
Intertidal area near Port Aransas, TX

Reddy KJ, et al. Unicellular, aerobic nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria of the genus Cyanothece. J. Bacteriol. 175: 1284-1292, 1993. PubMed: 8444791

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U39610 Cyanothece ATCC51142 D1 (psbA) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF003336 Cyanothece ATCC51142 nitrogenase reductase (nifH) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF279247 Cyanothece ATCC51142 cyanophycin synthetase (cphA) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF132771 Cyanothece ATCC51142 small subunit ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF003338 Cyanothece ATCC51142 dinitrogenase beta-subunit (nifK) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF003337 Cyanothece ATCC51142 dinitrogenase alpha-subunit (nifD) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF360355 Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142 cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF360354 Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142 cytochrome c oxidase subunit II gene, partial cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF036250 Cyanothece ATCC51142 photosystem II extrinsic precursor (psbU) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF201467 Cyanothece ATCC51142 photosystem II manganese stabilizing protein (psbO) gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP000806 Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142 circular chromosome, complete sequence.

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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