Nostoc sp. (ATCC® 27893)

Strain Designations: PCC 7120  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Anabaena sp.
Strain Designations PCC 7120
Conjugation host
Produces hydrogenase
Produces restriction endonuclease AspCI
Produces restriction endonuclease AspCII
Transformation host
Transformation host that has been used as a partner in biparental conjugation with a strain of Escherichia coli carrying a shuttle vector and providing all functions necessary for the transfer of that vector
Produces two distinct hydrogenases
Bacteriophage host
Derived from existing strain
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 freeze-dried
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain

Nostoc sp. PCC 7120 DNA, complete genome.

Type Strain no
Nitrogenase activity in isolated heterocysts
Rna polymerase
Uv-inducible DNA repair
Genome sequenced strain
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<<--R. Haselkorn <<--- Iowa State Univ. (Nostoc muscorum)
Derived from existing strain

Houchins JP, Burris RH. Occurrence and localization of two distinct hydrogenases in the heterocystous Cyanobacterium anabaena sp. strain 7120. J. Bacteriol. 146: 209-214, 1981. PubMed: 6783614

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

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

Privalle LS, Burris RH. D-erythrose supports nitrogenase activity in isolated Anabaena sp. strain 7120 heterocysts. J. Bacteriol. 157: 350-356, 1984. PubMed: 6229527

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

Schneider GJ, et al. Purification and characterization of RNA polymerase from the cyanobacterium Anabaena 7120. J. Biol. Chem. 262: 14633-14639, 1987. PubMed: 3117788

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

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

McFarlane GJ, et al. A simplified method for conjugal gene transfer into the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. ATCC 27893. J. Microbiol. Methods 6: 301-305, 1987.

derived from ATCC 27347

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U55386 Nostoc sp. PCC 7120 HetC (hetC) gene, complete cds; and unknown gene.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : BA000019 Nostoc sp. PCC 7120 DNA, complete genome.

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