Back Halothece sp. PCC7418
Last update: 2015-12-31

Strain ID:

Halothece sp. PCC7418

Strain Other ID:

Cyanothece sp./Euhalothece sp. PCC7418

Strain Co-ident:


Strain Category:

R, G

Strain Addiction:


Habitat Notes:

Salt lake


Aquatic, Saline

16S Acc Nbr:




Tax Komarek Ord Fam:

Chroococcales / Aphanothecaceae

Tax Status Genus:

1, 16S-Type

Tax AlgaeBase Ord Fam:

Chroococcales / Aphanothecaceae

Tax Status AlgaeBase:

Currently accepted taxonomically; The formal description of the genus Euhalothece is still lacking

Tax AlgaeBase Holotype:

Halothece californica Margheri, Ventura, Kastovský & Komárek

Tax Bergeys:

I/V/cluster 3, as Cyanothece

Phylog This Work:

C: 15

Subset Condens Tree:


Phylog Rdp Classifier:

Family VII; 100%; GpVII; 100%

Phylog Shih:


Phylog Howard Azzeh:


Phylog Schirrmeister:

A2 (Synechocystis)

Phylog Picocyano:


Metadata Shih:



Garcia-Pichel, F., Nübel, U., & Muyzer, G. (1998). The phylogeny of unicellular, extremely halotolerant cyanobacteria. Archives of Microbiology 169(6), 469-482.; Boone, D. R., Castenholz, R. W., & Garrity, G. M., (Eds) (2001). Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1, The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic bacteria. New York, Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer; Margheri, M.C., et al. (2008). The taxonomic validation of the cyanobacterial genus Halothece. Phycologia 47(5), 477-486.; Oren, A. (2009). Problems associated with the taxonomic validation of the cyanobacterial genus Halothece by Margheri et al. 2008, Phycologia 47: 477-486. Phycologia 48(4), 313.; Schirrmeister, B. E., Antonelli, A., & Bagheri, H. C. (2011). The origin of multicellularity in cyanobacteria. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11(1), 45.; Shih, P. M., et al. (2013). Improving the coverage of the cyanobacterial phylum using diversity-driven genome sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(3), 1053-1058.; Howard-Azzeh, M., et al. (2014). Phylogenetic analysis and molecular signatures defining a monophyletic clade of heterocystous cyanobacteria and identifying its closest relatives. Photosynthesis Research 122(2), 171-185.

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