WH8020 strain


  • Prokaryotes
    • Cyanobacteria
      • Chroococcales
        • Synechococcus
          • sp.

Strain information

Subcluster: 5.1

Clade/Ecotype: I

Subclade: Ia

Phycobiliprotein types: PC+PEI+PEII

Pigment type: 3dA/CA4-A

Habitat: marine

Remark: Genome sequenced but not yet public (A.F. Post, pers. comm.). Sequences reported here come either from the sequencing of a large part of the PBS gene region (Wilbanks et al. 1993) or extracted from the preliminary genome assemblage (but set still incomplete).

Genome sequence

Genome status: preliminary, incomplete draft


  • Humily et al., 2013. A gene island with two possible configurations is involved in chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus PLoS One, 8, e84459.
  • Mazard et al., 2012. Multi-locus sequence analysis, taxonomic resolution and biogeography of marine Synechococcus Environmental Microbiology, 14, 372–386.
  • Ong et al., 1991. Phycoerythrins of marine unicellular cyanobacteria. I. Bilin types and locations and energy transfer pathways in Synechococcus spp. phycoerythrins J Biol Chem, 266, 9515-9527.
  • Wilbanks et al., 1993. Rod structure of a phycoerythrin II-containing phycobilisome. I. Organization and sequence of the gene cluster encoding the major phycobiliprotein rod components in the genome of marine Synechococcus sp. WH8020 J Biol Chem, 268, 1226-1235.

Gene Locus tag Genbank Remark Length Last change
RpcF subfamily SynWH8020_rpcF AAA27349.1 209 08-26-2012
MpeV family SynW8020_mpeV AAA27339.1 301 04-20-2023
CpeY family SynWH8020_cpeY AAA27337.1 N-term extended (23 aa added) 442 08-27-2012
MpeU family SynWH8020_mpeU AAA27335.1 297 08-26-2012
RpcE subfamily SynWH8020_rpcE AAA27348.1 265 08-26-2012
CpeZ family SynWH8020_cpeZ AAA27336.1 N-term extended (22 aa added) 208 08-27-2012
RpcT family SynWH8020_rpcT AAA27347.1 ORF196 in Wilbanks et al. (1993) 196 08-27-2012
CpeU-II subfamily SynWH8020_CpeUII AAA27342.1 ORF200 in Wilbanks et al. (1993) 200 08-27-2012
CpcS-II subfamily SynWH8020_CpcSII From unpublished WH8020 genome 203 08-27-2012
CpeS-II subfamily SynWH8020_CpeSII From unpublished WH8020 genome 179 08-27-2012

Model strain Model strains, Marine strains

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