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Synechocystis sp. (ATCC® 27184)

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Strain Designations: PCC 6803 [N-1]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations PCC 6803 [N-1]
Berkeley, California
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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

Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 DNA, complete genome

Images ATCC 27184 Micrograph at 1000X
Type Strain no
Genome sequenced strain
Transformation by UV irradiation
Medium ATCC® Medium 616: Medium BG-11 for blue-green algae
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic under 2000-3000 LUX light
Name of Depositor RY Stanier
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- RY Stanier <-- R Kunisawa N-1 (Aphanocapsa sp.)
Berkeley, California

Rippka R, et al. Generic assignments, strain histories and properties of pure cultures of cyanobacteria. J. Gen. Microbiol. 111: 1-61, 1979.

Dzelzkalns VA, Bogorad L. Stable transformation of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 induced by UV irradiation. J. Bacteriol. 165: 964-971, 1986. PubMed: 3081493

Stanier RY, et al. Purification and properties of unicellular blue-green algae (order Chroococcales). Bacteriol. Rev. 35: 171-205, 1971. PubMed: 4998365

Montesinos ML, et al. Amino acid transport in taxonomically diverse cyanobacteria and identification of two genes encoding elements of a neutral amino acid permease putatively involved in recapture of leaked hydrophob hydrophobic amino acids. J. Bacteriol. 179: 853-862, 1997. PubMed: 9006043

Kaneko T, et al. Sequence analysis of the genome of the unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC6803. I. Sequence features in the 1 Mb region from map positions 64% to 92% of the genome. DNA Res. 2(4): 153-166, 191-198, 1995. PubMed: 8590279

Kaneko T, et al. Sequence analysis of the genome of the unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC6803. II. Sequence determination of the entire genome and assignment of potential protein-coding regions. DNA Res. 3: 109-136, 1996. PubMed: 8905231

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : BA000022 Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 DNA, complete genome

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AP004310 Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 plasmid pSYSM DNA, complete genome

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AP004311 Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 plasmid pSYSA DNA, complete genome

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AP004312 Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 plasmid pSYSG DNA, complete genome

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AP006585 Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 plasmid pSYSX DNA, complete sequence

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  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019