RS9916 strain Model strain


  • Prokarya
    • Cyanobacteria
      • Chroococcales
        • Synechococcus
          • sp.

Strain information

Subcluster: 5.1

Clade/Ecotype: IX

Subclade: IX

Phycobiliprotein types: PC+PEI+PEII

Pigment type: 3dA/CA4-A

Habitat: marine

Remark: Strain in which RpcG (Blot et al. 2009), MpeZ (Shukla et al. 2012) and MpeU (Mahmoud et al. 2017) have been characterized.

Genome sequence

Refseq record: AAUA00000000

Genome status: assembled contigs

Sequencing center: JCVI


  • Blot et al., 2009. Phycourobilin in Trichromatic Phycocyanin from Oceanic Cyanobacteria Is Formed Post-translationally by a Phycoerythrobilin Lyase-Isomerase J Biol Chem, 284, 9290-9298.
  • Dufresne et al., 2008. Unraveling the genomic mosaic of a ubiquitous genus of marine cyanobacteria Genome Biol, 9, R90.
  • Humily et al., 2013. A gene island with two possible configurations is involved in chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus PLoS One, 8, e84459.
  • Mahmoud et al., 2017. Adaptation to blue light in marine Synechococcus requires MpeU, an enzyme with similarity to phycoerythrobilin lyase isomerases Front Microbiol, 8, 243.
  • Shukla et al., 2012. Phycoerythrin-specific bilin lyase-isomerase controls blue-green chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 49, 20136-20141.

Showing only sure genes

Gene Locus tag Genbank Remark Length Last change
CpcS-II subfamily RS9916_35312 ZP_01471093.1 202 09-26-2011
CpcT family RS9916_40316 DS022299.1 RS9916 possesses both cpcT and RpcT 198 05-27-2014
CpeT family RS9916_40266 ZP_01473096.1 203 07-02-2013
CpeS-II subfamily RS9916_40271 ZP_01473097.1 178 09-26-2011
CpeU-II subfamily RS9916_40166 ZP_01473076.1 N-term extended (10 aa added) 208 09-17-2012
CpeY family RS9916_40211 ZP_01473085.1 440 09-26-2011
CpeZ family RS9916_40216 ZP_01473086.1 209 09-26-2011
MpeU family RS9916_40221 ZP_01473087.1 298 10-25-2011
CpeF family RS9916_40196 ZP_01473082.1 297 10-25-2011
MpeY family RS9916_40241 ZP_01473091.1 398 09-26-2011
MpeZ family RS9916_39531 ZP_01472949.1 413 09-26-2011
RpcG family RS9916_40131 ZP_01473069.1 467 09-26-2011
RpcT family RS9916_40136 ZP_01473070.1 RS9916 possesses both cpcT and RpcT. 197 09-21-2012
IaiH family RS9916_34787 ZP_01470988.1 269 10-26-2011
CotB homologs 1 family RS9916_38227 ZP_01471676.1 207 09-26-2011
CpcU-II subfamily RS9916_33072 ZP_01470645.1 N-term possibly 12 aa too long 169 09-16-2012

Model strain Model strains, Marine strains

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