Back Crocosphaera watsonii WH8501
Last update: 2015-12-31

Strain ID:

Crocosphaera watsonii WH8501

Strain Other ID:


Strain Co-ident:


Strain Category:

(T), G

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Habitat Notes:

Marine, Open waters


Aquatic, Saline

16S Acc Nbr:




Tax Komarek Ord Fam:

Chroococcales / Aphanothecaceae

Tax Status Genus:

1, 5, 16S-Type

Tax AlgaeBase Ord Fam:

Chroococcales / Aphanothecaceae Or Synechococcales / Synechococcaceae

Tax Status AlgaeBase:

Nomen invalidum, synonym of Cyanobium waterburyi Komárek

Tax AlgaeBase Holotype:

This shoulded be the Type strain of Crocosphaera watsonii Unknown Authority or Cyanobium gracile Rippka & Cohen-Bazire

Tax Bergeys:


Phylog This Work:

C: 22

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Phylog Rdp Classifier:

Family VIII; 62%; GpVIII; 62%

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Phylog Howard Azzeh:


Phylog Schirrmeister:

A1 (Microcystis)

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Metadata Shih:



Komárek, J. (1999). Intergeneric characters in unicellular cyanobacteria, living in solitary cells. Algological Studies/Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement Volumes 94, 195-206.; Zehr, J. P., et al. (2001). Unicellular cyanobacteria fix N2 in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean. Nature 421, 635-638.; Bench, S. R., et al. (2011). Two strains of Crocosphaera watsonii with highly conserved genomes are distinguished by strain-specific features. Frontiers in Microbiology 2, 261.; Schirrmeister, B. E., Antonelli, A., & Bagheri, H. C. (2011). The origin of multicellularity in cyanobacteria. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11(1), 45.; Bench, S. R., et al. (2013). Whole genome comparison of six Crocosphaera watsonii strains with differing phenotypes. Journal of Phycology 49(4), 786-801.; 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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