MED4 strain Model strain

Also known as: CCMP1986/CCMP1378


  • Prokarya
    • Cyanobacteria
      • Chroococcales
        • Prochlorococcus
          • marinus

Strain information

Subcluster: Pro

Clade/Ecotype: HLI

Subclade: HLI

Phycobiliprotein types: beta-PEIII

Pigment type: low b/a

Habitat: marine

Remark: Strain in which CpeS has been characterized (Wiethaus et al., 2010b). Strain likely co-identical to PCC9511.

Genome sequence

Refseq record: NC_005072

Genome status: complete

Sequencing center: JGI


  • Kettler et al., 2007. Patterns and implications of gene gain and loss in the evolution of Prochlorococcus PLoS Genet, 3, e231.
  • Rocap et al., 2003. Genome divergence in two Prochlorococcus ecotypes reflects oceanic niche differentiation Nature, 424, 1042-1047.
  • Wiethaus et al., 2010. Phycobiliproteins in Prochlorococcus marinus: Biosynthesis of pigments and their assembly into proteins Eur J Cell Biol, 89, 1005-1010.
  • Wiethaus et al., 2010. CpeS is a lyase specific for attachment of 3Z-PEB to Cys82 of {beta}-phycoerythrin from Prochlorococcus marinus MED4 J Biol Chem, 285, 37561-37569.

Showing only sure genes

Gene Locus tag Genbank Remark Length Last change
CpeS-ProHL subfamily PMM0306 NP_892425.1 183 09-26-2011
IaiH family PMM1480 NP_893597.1 256 10-26-2011

Model strain Model strains, Marine strains

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