Nostoc sp. (ATCC® 27892)

Strain Designations: PCC 7118  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Anabaena sp.
Strain Designations PCC 7118
Produces restriction endonuclease AvaI
Produces restriction endonuclease AvaII
Produces restriction endonuclease AvaIII
Bacteriophage host
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
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Uv-inducible DNA repair
Medium ATCC® Medium 1142: Allen and Arnon medium plus nitrate
ATCC® Medium 1142: Allen and Arnon medium plus nitrate
ATCC® Medium 616: Medium BG-11 for blue-green algae
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26.0°C
Atmosphere: Under light intensity of 2,000-3,000 lux
Protocol: as growth medium
Protocol: as growth medium
Name of Depositor RY Stanier
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--RY Stanier<<--N.G. Carr (Anabaena variabilis) <<--- J. Myers <<--- R.C. Hecker (Cylindrospermum sp.)

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

De Waard A, Duyvesteyn M. Are sequence-specific DNase of value as taxonomic markers of cyanobacterial species?. Arch. Microbiol. 128: 242-247, 1980.

Duyvesteyn MG, et al. Sequence-specific endonucleases in strains of Anabaena and Nostoc. Arch. Microbiol. 134: 276-281, 1983.

Levine E, Thiel T. UV-inducible DNA repair in the cyanobacteria Anabaena spp. J. Bacteriol. 169: 3988-3993, 1987. PubMed: 3114232

Hill DR, et al. GibN (cyanoglobin) is a peripheral membrane protein that is restricted to certain Nostoc spp.. J. Bacteriol. 178: 6587-6598, 1996. PubMed: 8932316

Roberts RJ. Restriction and modification enzymes and their recognition sequences. Nucleic Acids Res. 13: r165-r200, 1985. PubMed: 2987885

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