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
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


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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