Back Dactylococcopsis salina PCC8305
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Strain ID:

Dactylococcopsis salina PCC8305

Strain Other ID:

Myxobaktron salinum PCC8305

Strain Co-ident:


Strain Category:

R, G

Strain Addiction:


Habitat Notes:

Salt lake


Aquatic, Saline

16S Acc Nbr:




Tax Komarek Ord Fam:

Chroococcales / Aphanothecaceae (For Myxobaktron)

Tax Status Genus:


Tax AlgaeBase Ord Fam:

Chroococcales / Chroococcaceae Or Aphanothecaceae

Tax Status AlgaeBase:

Not included in AlgaeBase; Could be seen as a synonym of Myxobaktron salinum A.E.Walsby & F. Hindák

Tax AlgaeBase Holotype:

Dactylococcopsis rupestris Hansgirg or Myxobaktron usterianum Schmidle

Tax Bergeys:

I/VI/single cluster

Phylog This Work:


Subset Condens Tree:


Phylog Rdp Classifier:

Family VII; 100%; GpVII; 100%

Phylog Shih:


Phylog Howard Azzeh:


Phylog Schirrmeister:

Clade A2 (Synechocystis)

Phylog Picocyano:


Metadata Shih:



Walsby, A. E., Van Rijn, J., & Cohen, Y. (1983). The biology of a new gas-vacuolate cyanobacterium, Dactylococcopsis salina sp. nov., in Solar Lake. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 217(1209), 417-447.; Hindák, F. (1992). Several interesting planktic cyanophytes. Algological Studies/Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement Volumes 66, 1-15.; 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; Tomaselli, L., et al. (2003). Vesiculation of thylakoids in Myxobaktron salinum Walsby strain PCC 8305. Algological Studies 109(1), 555-567.; 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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