synechococcus

Summary

Summary: A form-genus of spherical to rod-shaped CYANOBACTERIA in the order Chroococcales. They contain THYLAKOIDS and are found in a wide range of habitats.

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  1. Sullivan M, Huang K, Ignacio Espinoza J, Berlin A, Kelly L, Weigele P, et al. Genomic analysis of oceanic cyanobacterial myoviruses compared with T4-like myoviruses from diverse hosts and environments. Environ Microbiol. 2010;12:3035-56 pubmed publisher
    ..myoviruses, and 16 from marine cyanobacterial myoviruses (cyanophages) isolated on diverse Prochlorococcus or Synechococcus hosts...
  2. Sullivan M, Coleman M, Quinlivan V, Rosenkrantz J, Defrancesco A, Tan G, et al. Portal protein diversity and phage ecology. Environ Microbiol. 2008;10:2810-23 pubmed publisher
    ..Previous studies, focusing on myophages that infect the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus, have used the coliphage T4 portal-protein-encoding homologue, gene 20 (g20), as a diversity marker...
  3. Raytcheva D, Haase Pettingell C, Piret J, King J. Intracellular assembly of cyanophage Syn5 proceeds through a scaffold-containing procapsid. J Virol. 2011;85:2406-15 pubmed publisher
    Syn5 is a marine cyanophage that is propagated on the marine photosynthetic cyanobacterial strain Synechococcus sp. WH8109 under laboratory conditions...
  4. Cai F, Sutter M, Cameron J, Stanley D, Kinney J, Kerfeld C. The structure of CcmP, a tandem bacterial microcompartment domain protein from the ?-carboxysome, forms a subcompartment within a microcompartment. J Biol Chem. 2013;288:16055-63 pubmed publisher
  5. Espinosa J, Castells M, Laichoubi K, Forchhammer K, Contreras A. Effects of spontaneous mutations in PipX functions and regulatory complexes on the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus strain PCC 7942. Microbiology. 2010;156:1517-26 pubmed publisher
    In Synechococcus elongatus sp. PCC 7942, PipX forms complexes with P(II), a protein found in all three domains of life as an integrator of signals of the nitrogen and carbon balance, and with the cyanobacterial nitrogen regulator NtcA...
  6. Kaczmarzyk D, Fulda M. Fatty acid activation in cyanobacteria mediated by acyl-acyl carrier protein synthetase enables fatty acid recycling. Plant Physiol. 2010;152:1598-610 pubmed publisher
    ..PCC 6803 and Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 and identified the encoded proteins as acyl-acyl carrier protein synthetases (Aas)...
  7. Stuart R, Dupont C, Johnson D, Paulsen I, Palenik B. Coastal strains of marine Synechococcus species exhibit increased tolerance to copper shock and a distinctive transcriptional response relative to those of open-ocean strains. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009;75:5047-57 pubmed publisher
    ..By using growth assays of phylogenetically divergent clades, we found that coastal strains of marine Synechococcus species were more tolerant to copper shock than open-ocean strains...
  8. Hu J, Blanchard J. Environmental sequence data from the Sargasso Sea reveal that the characteristics of genome reduction in Prochlorococcus are not a harbinger for an escalation in genetic drift. Mol Biol Evol. 2009;26:5-13 pubmed publisher
    ..data sets, we compare the evolutionary profile of a high-light Prochlorococcus group to that of a group of Synechococcus (a closely related group of marine cyanobacteria) that does not exhibit a similar small-genome syndrome...
  9. Apple J, Strom S, Palenik B, Brahamsha B. Variability in protist grazing and growth on different marine Synechococcus isolates. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:3074-84 pubmed publisher
    Grazing mortality of the marine phytoplankton Synechococcus is dominated by planktonic protists, yet rates of consumption and factors regulating grazer-Synechococcus interactions are poorly understood...

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  1. Zhang S, Bryant D. The tricarboxylic acid cycle in cyanobacteria. Science. 2011;334:1551-3 pubmed publisher
    ..2-oxoglutarate decarboxylase and succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase were identified in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002...
  2. Martins R, Ramos M, Herfindal L, Sousa J, Skaerven K, Vasconcelos V. Antimicrobial and cytotoxic assessment of marine cyanobacteria - Synechocystis and Synechococcus. Mar Drugs. 2008;6:1-11 pubmed
    ..Marine Synechocystis and Synechococcus extracts induce apoptosis in eukaryotic cells and cause inhibition of Gram-positive bacteria...
  3. Schirmer A, Rude M, Li X, Popova E, Del Cardayre S. Microbial biosynthesis of alkanes. Science. 2010;329:559-62 pubmed publisher
    ..These genes and enzymes can now be leveraged for the simple and direct conversion of renewable raw materials to fungible hydrocarbon fuels. ..
  4. Crosthwaite S. Circadian timekeeping in Neurospora crassa and Synechococcus elongatus. Essays Biochem. 2011;49:37-51 pubmed publisher
    At first, the saprophytic eukaryote Neurospora crassa and the photosynthetic prokaryote Synechococcus elongatus may seem to have little in common...
  5. Mao X, Olman V, Stuart R, Paulsen I, Palenik B, Xu Y. Computational prediction of the osmoregulation network in Synechococcus sp. WH8102. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:291 pubmed publisher
    ..Very little is known about the detailed response mechanism to osmotic stress in marine Synechococcus, one of the major oxygenic phototrophic cyanobacterial genera that contribute greatly to the global CO2 ..
  6. Flombaum P, Gallegos J, Gordillo R, Rincón J, Zabala L, Jiao N, et al. Present and future global distributions of the marine Cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:9824-9 pubmed publisher
    The Cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus account for a substantial fraction of marine primary production...
  7. Ito H, Mutsuda M, Murayama Y, Tomita J, Hosokawa N, Terauchi K, et al. Cyanobacterial daily life with Kai-based circadian and diurnal genome-wide transcriptional control in Synechococcus elongatus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:14168-73 pubmed publisher
    In the unicellular cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, essentially all promoter activities are under the control of the circadian clock under continuous light (LL) conditions...
  8. Espinosa J, Castells M, Laichoubi K, Contreras A. Mutations at pipX suppress lethality of PII-deficient mutants of Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. J Bacteriol. 2009;191:4863-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, where P(II) forms complexes with the NtcA coactivator PipX, attempts to engineer P(II)-..
  9. Cannon W, Rawlins M, Baxter D, Callister S, Lipton M, Bryant D. Large improvements in MS/MS-based peptide identification rates using a hybrid analysis. J Proteome Res. 2011;10:2306-17 pubmed publisher
    ..We applied this approach to proteomics analysis of Synechococcus sp...
  10. Tai V, Paulsen I, Phillippy K, Johnson D, Palenik B. Whole-genome microarray analyses of Synechococcus-Vibrio interactions. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:2698-709 pubmed publisher
    ..whole-genome microarray analyses were used and revealed that several major metabolic pathways were affected in Synechococcus sp. WH8102, a model phototroph, when grown with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a model heterotroph...
  11. Xing P, Hahn M, Wu Q. Low taxon richness of bacterioplankton in high-altitude lakes of the eastern tibetan plateau, with a predominance of Bacteroidetes and Synechococcus spp. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009;75:7017-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Another characteristic of the investigated lakes was the predominance of Cyanobacteria (Synechococcus) and Bacteroidetes...
  12. Vijayan V, Jain I, O Shea E. A high resolution map of a cyanobacterial transcriptome. Genome Biol. 2011;12:R47 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we perform a comprehensive study of a cyanobacterial transcriptome, that of Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, generated by combining three high-resolution data sets: RNA sequencing, tiling expression ..
  13. Dong G, Yang Q, Wang Q, Kim Y, Wood T, Osteryoung K, et al. Elevated ATPase activity of KaiC applies a circadian checkpoint on cell division in Synechococcus elongatus. Cell. 2010;140:529-39 pubmed publisher
    ..In the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus, the circadian clock gates cell division by an unknown mechanism...
  14. Marston M, Pierciey F, Shepard A, Gearin G, Qi J, Yandava C, et al. Rapid diversification of coevolving marine Synechococcus and a virus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:4544-9 pubmed publisher
    ..the potential for extensive antagonistic coevolution between the ecologically important marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus and a lytic virus. In a 6-mo-long replicated chemostat experiment, Synechococcus sp...
  15. Stork T, Laxa M, Dietz M, Dietz K. Functional characterisation of the peroxiredoxin gene family members of Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Arch Microbiol. 2009;191:141-51 pubmed publisher
    The genome of Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 encodes six peroxiredoxins (Prx). Single genes are present each for a 1-Cys Prx and a 2-Cys Prx, while four genes code for PrxQ-like proteins (prxQ-A1, -A2, -A3 and B)...
  16. Llácer J, Espinosa J, Castells M, Contreras A, Forchhammer K, Rubio V. Structural basis for the regulation of NtcA-dependent transcription by proteins PipX and PII. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:15397-402 pubmed publisher
    ..We determine for the cyanobacteria Synechococcus elongatus the crystal structures of the PII-PipX and PipX-NtcA complexes and of NtcA in active and inactive ..
  17. Ostrowski M, Mazard S, Tetu S, Phillippy K, Johnson A, Palenik B, et al. PtrA is required for coordinate regulation of gene expression during phosphate stress in a marine Synechococcus. ISME J. 2010;4:908-21 pubmed publisher
    ..system PhoBR (SYNW0947, SYNW0948) in the regulation of P transport and metabolism in the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. WH8102...
  18. Hanaoka M, Takai N, Hosokawa N, Fujiwara M, Akimoto Y, Kobori N, et al. RpaB, another response regulator operating circadian clock-dependent transcriptional regulation in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:26321-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings thus reveal a novel mechanism for a circadian output pathway that is mediated by two paralogous response regulators...
  19. Pattanayek R, Williams D, Rossi G, Weigand S, Mori T, Johnson C, et al. Combined SAXS/EM based models of the S. elongatus post-translational circadian oscillator and its interactions with the output His-kinase SasA. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e23697 pubmed publisher
    The circadian clock in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus is composed of a post-translational oscillator (PTO) that can be reconstituted in vitro from three different proteins in the presence of ATP and a transcription-..
  20. Vijayan V, Zuzow R, O Shea E. Oscillations in supercoiling drive circadian gene expression in cyanobacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:22564-8 pubmed publisher
    The cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 exhibits oscillations in mRNA transcript abundance with 24-h periodicity under continuous light conditions...
  21. Hölsch K, Havel J, Haslbeck M, Weuster Botz D. Identification, cloning, and characterization of a novel ketoreductase from the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7942. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008;74:6697-702 pubmed publisher
    A new ketoreductase useful for asymmetric synthesis of chiral alcohols was identified in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7942...
  22. Chen A, Afonso B, Silver P, Savage D. Spatial and temporal organization of chromosome duplication and segregation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e47837 pubmed publisher
    ..and some prokaryotic organisms, relatively little is known about it in prokaryotic polyploids such as Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, which is known to possess one to eight copies of its single chromosome...
  23. Wyman M, Thom C. Temporal orchestration of glycogen synthase (GlgA) gene expression and glycogen accumulation in the oceanic picoplanktonic cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain WH8103. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:4744-7 pubmed publisher
    Glycogen is accumulated during the latter half of the diel cycle in Synechococcus sp. strain WH8103 following a midday maximum in glgA (encoding glycogen synthase) mRNA abundance...
  24. Zwirglmaier K, Spence E, Zubkov M, Scanlan D, Mann N. Differential grazing of two heterotrophic nanoflagellates on marine Synechococcus strains. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:1767-76 pubmed publisher
    ..of two heterotrophic nanoflagellates, Paraphysomonas imperforata and Pteridomonas danica, on strains of marine Synechococcus. Both nanoflagellates proved to be selective in their grazing, with Paraphysomonas being able to grow on 5, ..
  25. Callieri C, Lami A, Bertoni R. Microcolony formation by single-cell Synechococcus strains as a fast response to UV radiation. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:7533-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we studied the effect of UVR on microcolony formation in two freshwater Synechococcus strains of different ribotypes (group B and group I) and phycobiliprotein compositions (phycoerythrin [PE] and ..
  26. Everroad R, Wood A. Phycoerythrin evolution and diversification of spectral phenotype in marine Synechococcus and related picocyanobacteria. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2012;64:381-92 pubmed publisher
    In marine Synechococcus there is evidence for the adaptive evolution of spectrally distinct forms of the major light harvesting pigment phycoerythrin (PE)...
  27. Yu T, Li J, Yang Y, Qi L, Chen B, Zhao F, et al. Codon usage patterns and adaptive evolution of marine unicellular cyanobacteria Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2012;62:206-13 pubmed publisher
    Marine unicellular cyanobacteria, represented by Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus, dominate the total phytoplankton biomass and production in oligotrophic ocean...
  28. Chen L, Zhang Y, Li G, Huang H, Zhou N. Functional characterization of a naturally occurring trans-splicing intein from Synechococcus elongatus in a mammalian cell system. Anal Biochem. 2010;407:180-7 pubmed publisher
    ..a naturally occurring split mini-DnaE intein capable of protein trans-splicing in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus (Sel DnaE intein). Sel DnaE intein is homologous to Synechocystissp...
  29. Burchardt A, Carvalho R, Valente A, Nativo P, Gilliland D, Garcìa C, et al. Effects of silver nanoparticles in diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana and cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. Environ Sci Technol. 2012;46:11336-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Thalassiosira pseudonana and Synechococcus sp...
  30. Xu Y, Guerra L, Li Z, Ludwig M, Dismukes G, Bryant D. Altered carbohydrate metabolism in glycogen synthase mutants of Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002: Cell factories for soluble sugars. Metab Eng. 2013;16:56-67 pubmed publisher
    ..Glycogen synthase null mutants (glgA-I glgA-II) were constructed in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002. Under standard conditions the double mutant produced no glycogen and more soluble sugars...
  31. Kim Y, Dong G, Carruthers C, Golden S, LiWang A. The day/night switch in KaiC, a central oscillator component of the circadian clock of cyanobacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:12825-30 pubmed publisher
    The circadian oscillator of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus is composed of only three proteins, KaiA, KaiB, and KaiC, which, together with ATP, can generate a self-sustained approximately 24 h oscillation of KaiC ..
  32. Guerra L, Xu Y, Bennette N, McNeely K, Bryant D, Dismukes G. Natural osmolytes are much less effective substrates than glycogen for catabolic energy production in the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002. J Biotechnol. 2013;166:65-75 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report the construction of the first glgC null mutant of a marine cyanobacterium (Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002) and investigate its impact on dark anoxic metabolism (autofermentation)...
  33. Pattanayek R, Mori T, Xu Y, Pattanayek S, Johnson C, Egli M. Structures of KaiC circadian clock mutant proteins: a new phosphorylation site at T426 and mechanisms of kinase, ATPase and phosphatase. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e7529 pubmed publisher
    The circadian clock of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus can be reconstituted in vitro by three proteins, KaiA, KaiB and KaiC...
  34. Fokina O, Herrmann C, Forchhammer K. Signal-transduction protein P(II) from Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 senses low adenylate energy charge in vitro. Biochem J. 2011;440:147-56 pubmed publisher
    ..present study, we examined the effect of ADP on in vitro P(II)-signalling properties for the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus, a model for oxygenic phototrophic organisms...
  35. Jablonsky J, Hagemann M, Schwarz D, Wolkenhauer O. Phosphoglycerate mutases function as reverse regulated isoenzymes in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e58281 pubmed publisher
    ..we introduce a method, based on a multi-level kinetic model of the primary carbon metabolism in cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, that allows the identification of a specific function for a particular PGM...
  36. Huang S, Wang K, Jiao N, Chen F. Genome sequences of siphoviruses infecting marine Synechococcus unveil a diverse cyanophage group and extensive phage-host genetic exchanges. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:540-58 pubmed publisher
    ..genome sequences of siphoviruses (S-CBS1, S-CBS2, S-CBS3 and S-CBS4) that infect four different marine Synechococcus strains...
  37. Ducat D, Avelar Rivas J, Way J, Silver P. Rerouting carbon flux to enhance photosynthetic productivity. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:2660-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We demonstrate the efficient production of sucrose from a cyanobacterial species, Synechococcus elongatus, heterologously expressing a symporter of protons and sucrose (cscB)...
  38. Paerl R, Turk K, Beinart R, Chavez F, Zehr J. Seasonal change in the abundance of Synechococcus and multiple distinct phylotypes in Monterey Bay determined by rbcL and narB quantitative PCR. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:580-93 pubmed publisher
    b>Synechococcus is a cosmopolitan marine cyanobacterial genus, and is often the most abundant picocyanobacterial genus in coastal waters. Little is known about Synechococcus seasonal dynamics in coastal zones highly impacted by upwelling...
  39. Johnson C, Egli M, Stewart P. Structural insights into a circadian oscillator. Science. 2008;322:697-701 pubmed publisher
    ..The conjunction of structural, biophysical, and biochemical approaches to this system reveals molecular mechanisms of biological timekeeping...
  40. Weyman P, Vargas W, Tong Y, Yu J, Maness P, Smith H, et al. Heterologous expression of Alteromonas macleodii and Thiocapsa roseopersicina [NiFe] hydrogenases in Synechococcus elongatus. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e20126 pubmed publisher
    ..genes in the gene operon of HynSL were cloned in a vector with an IPTG-inducible promoter and introduced into Synechococcus elongatus PCC7942. The hydrogenase protein was expressed at the correct size upon induction with IPTG...
  41. Palenik B, Ren Q, Tai V, Paulsen I. Coastal Synechococcus metagenome reveals major roles for horizontal gene transfer and plasmids in population diversity. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:349-59 pubmed publisher
    ..From coastal California seawater, a complex and diverse environment, the marine cyanobacteria of the genus Synechococcus were enriched by flow cytometry-based sorting and the population metagenome was analysed with 454 sequencing ..
  42. Dong C, Tang A, Zhao J, Mullineaux C, Shen G, Bryant D. ApcD is necessary for efficient energy transfer from phycobilisomes to photosystem I and helps to prevent photoinhibition in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009;1787:1122-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study the quantum efficiency of excitation energy transfer from PBS to PS I in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp...
  43. Bennette N, Eng J, Dismukes G. An LC-MS-based chemical and analytical method for targeted metabolite quantification in the model cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Anal Chem. 2011;83:3808-16 pubmed publisher
    ..illustrate this methodology with an example from the autofermentative metabolism in the model cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp...
  44. Pattanayek R, Yadagiri K, Ohi M, Egli M. Nature of KaiB-KaiC binding in the cyanobacterial circadian oscillator. Cell Cycle. 2013;12:810-7 pubmed publisher
    In the cyanobacteria Synechococcus elongatus and Thermosynechococcus elongatus, the KaiA, KaiB and KaiC proteins in the presence of ATP generate a post-translational oscillator (PTO) that can be reconstituted in vitro...
  45. Choi D, Noh J. Phylogenetic diversity of Synechococcus strains isolated from the East China Sea and the East Sea. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2009;69:439-48 pubmed publisher
    Phylogenetic relationships among 33 Synechococcus strains isolated from the East China Sea (ECS) and the East Sea (ES) were studied based on 16S rRNA gene sequences and 16S-23S rRNA gene internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences...
  46. Fokina O, Chellamuthu V, Forchhammer K, Zeth K. Mechanism of 2-oxoglutarate signaling by the Synechococcus elongatus PII signal transduction protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:19760-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show structures of the Synechococcus elongatus P(II) protein in complex with ATP, Mg(2+), and 2-OG, which clarify how 2-OG affects P(II)-NAGK ..
  47. Sato T, Minagawa S, Kojima E, Okamoto N, Nakamoto H. HtpG, the prokaryotic homologue of Hsp90, stabilizes a phycobilisome protein in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Mol Microbiol. 2010;76:576-89 pubmed publisher
    ..We obtained evidence that HtpG interacts with linker polypeptides of phycobilisome in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. In an htpG mutant, the 30 kDa rod linker polypeptide was reduced...
  48. Suzuki E, Ohkawa H, Moriya K, Matsubara T, Nagaike Y, Iwasaki I, et al. Carbohydrate metabolism in mutants of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 defective in glycogen synthesis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:3153-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Mutants defective in each of these enzymes in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 were constructed and characterized...
  49. Montero O, Sánchez Guijo A, Lubián L, Martínez Rodríguez G. Changes in membrane lipids and carotenoids during light acclimation in a marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. J Biosci. 2012;37:635-45 pubmed
    ..85 meu mol m-2 s-1), after transfer from low light (LL) (5-10 meu mol m-2 s-1), was determined in a marine Synechococcus strain...
  50. Shukla A, Biswas A, Blot N, Partensky F, Karty J, Hammad L, et al. Phycoerythrin-specific bilin lyase-isomerase controls blue-green chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:20136-41 pubmed publisher
    The marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus is the second most abundant phytoplanktonic organism in the world's oceans...
  51. Kamennaya N, Post A. Characterization of cyanate metabolism in marine Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus spp. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:291-301 pubmed publisher
    Cyanobacteria of the genera Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus are the most abundant photosynthetic organisms on earth, occupying a key position at the base of marine food webs...
  52. Rivers A, Jakuba R, Webb E. Iron stress genes in marine Synechococcus and the development of a flow cytometric iron stress assay. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:382-96 pubmed publisher
    Marine Synechococcus are frequently found in environments where iron (Fe) is a limiting nutrient...
  53. Sharon I, Alperovitch A, Rohwer F, Haynes M, Glaser F, Atamna Ismaeel N, et al. Photosystem I gene cassettes are present in marine virus genomes. Nature. 2009;461:258-262 pubmed publisher
    Cyanobacteria of the Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus genera are important contributors to photosynthetic productivity in the open oceans...
  54. Wawrik B, Callaghan A, Bronk D. Use of inorganic and organic nitrogen by Synechococcus spp. and diatoms on the west Florida shelf as measured using stable isotope probing. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009;75:6662-70 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study we used (15)N SIP methodology to assess the use of different nitrogen substrates by Synechococcus spp. and diatoms on the west Florida shelf...
  55. Bragg J, Dutkiewicz S, Jahn O, Follows M, Chisholm S. Modeling selective pressures on phytoplankton in the global ocean. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e9569 pubmed publisher
    ..on a simple trait in a widely distributed lineage of picophytoplankton: the nitrogen use abilities of Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus cyanobacteria...
  56. Mendez Perez D, Begemann M, Pfleger B. Modular synthase-encoding gene involved in ?-olefin biosynthesis in Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:4264-7 pubmed publisher
    A gene involved in the production of medium-chain ?-olefins was identified in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002...
  57. Dong G, Golden S. How a cyanobacterium tells time. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2008;11:541-6 pubmed publisher
    The cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus builds a circadian clock on an oscillator composed of three proteins, KaiA, KaiB, and KaiC, which can recapitulate a circadian rhythm of KaiC phosphorylation in vitro...
  58. Tai V, Poon A, Paulsen I, Palenik B. Selection in coastal Synechococcus (cyanobacteria) populations evaluated from environmental metagenomes. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e24249 pubmed publisher
    ..of a gene, from environmental metagenomes sequenced using 454 technology of flow-sorted populations of marine Synechococcus, the dominant cyanobacteria in coastal environments...
  59. Luo H, Friedman R, Tang J, Hughes A. Genome reduction by deletion of paralogs in the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. Mol Biol Evol. 2011;28:2751-60 pubmed publisher
    ..marine cyanobacterial genus Prochlorococcus have smaller genome sizes than those of the closely related genus Synechococcus. In order to test whether loss of protein-coding genes has contributed to genome size reduction in ..
  60. Haverkamp T, Schouten D, Doeleman M, Wollenzien U, Huisman J, Stal L. Colorful microdiversity of Synechococcus strains (picocyanobacteria) isolated from the Baltic Sea. ISME J. 2009;3:397-408 pubmed publisher
    b>Synechococcus is a cosmopolitan genus of picocyanobacteria living in the photic zone of freshwater and marine ecosystems. Here, we describe the isolation of 46 closely related picocyanobacterial strains from the Baltic Sea...
  61. Moronta Barrios F, Espinosa J, Contreras A. In vivo features of signal transduction by the essential response regulator RpaB from Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Microbiology. 2012;158:1229-37 pubmed publisher
    ..histidine kinase NblS and that RpaB and its phosphorylatable residue Asp56 are both required for viability of Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942...
  62. Tsimilli Michael M, Stamatakis K, Papageorgiou G. Dark-to-light transition in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 cells studied by fluorescence kinetics assesses plastoquinone redox poise in the dark and photosystem II fluorescence component and dynamics during state 2 to state 1 transition. Photosynth Res. 2009;99:243-55 pubmed publisher
    We investigated the dark-to-light transition in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 cells by a detailed analysis of fluorescence transients induced by strong red light...
  63. Snyder D, Brahamsha B, Azadi P, Palenik B. Structure of compositionally simple lipopolysaccharide from marine synechococcus. J Bacteriol. 2009;191:5499-509 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report the first structure of the LPS from cyanobacteria based on two strains of marine Synechococcus, WH8102 and CC9311...
  64. Baran R, Bowen B, Bouskill N, Brodie E, Yannone S, Northen T. Metabolite identification in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 using untargeted stable isotope assisted metabolite profiling. Anal Chem. 2010;82:9034-42 pubmed publisher
    ..cell and growth media extracts of unlabeled control, (15)N, and (13)C-labeled cultures of the cyanobacterium, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 was performed using normal phase liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS)...
  65. Fokina O, Chellamuthu V, Zeth K, Forchhammer K. A novel signal transduction protein P(II) variant from Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 indicates a two-step process for NAGK-P(II) complex formation. J Mol Biol. 2010;399:410-21 pubmed publisher
    ..In the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, P(II) binds ATP and 2-oxoglutarate (2-OG) in a synergistic manner, with the ATP binding ..
  66. Goclaw Binder H, Sendersky E, Shimoni E, Kiss V, Reich Z, Perelman A, et al. Nutrient-associated elongation and asymmetric division of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus PCC 7942. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:680-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we describe such changes in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC7942...
  67. Pittera J, Humily F, Thorel M, Grulois D, Garczarek L, Six C. Connecting thermal physiology and latitudinal niche partitioning in marine Synechococcus. ISME J. 2014;8:1221-36 pubmed publisher
    Marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria constitute a monophyletic group that displays a wide latitudinal distribution, ranging from the equator to the polar fronts...
  68. Schatz D, Nagar E, Sendersky E, Parnasa R, Zilberman S, Carmeli S, et al. Self-suppression of biofilm formation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus. Environ Microbiol. 2013;15:1786-94 pubmed publisher
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