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Prochlorococcus, a Marine Photosynthetic Prokaryote of Global Significance
- F. Partensky, W. Hess, D. Vaulot
- Environmental ScienceMicrobiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
- 1 March 1999
The present review critically assesses the basic knowledge acquired about Prochlorococcus both in the ocean and in the laboratory to determine its adaptation to nutrient-deprived environments.
Genome divergence in two Prochlorococcus ecotypes reflects oceanic niche differentiation
The genomes of two Prochlorococcus strains that span the largest evolutionary distance within the Pro chlorococcus lineage are compared and reveal dynamic genomes that are constantly changing in response to myriad selection pressures.
Ecological Genomics of Marine Picocyanobacteria
- D. Scanlan, M. Ostrowski, F. Partensky
- Environmental Science, BiologyMicrobiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
- 1 June 2009
This review puts the current knowledge of marine picocyanobacterial genomics into an environmental context and presents previously unpublished genomic information arising from extensive genomic comparisons in order to provide insights into the adaptations of these marine microbes to their environment and how they are reflected at the genomic level.
Comparative analysis of the complete genome sequence of the plant growth–promoting bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42
The B. amyloliquefaciens FZB42 genome reveals an unexpected potential to produce secondary metabolites, including the polyketides bacillaene and difficidin, and identifies four giant gene clusters absent in B. subtilis 168.
Genome sequence of the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus marinus SS120, a nearly minimal oxyphototrophic genome
- A. Dufresne, M. Salanoubat, W. Hess
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 13 August 2003
The genome of P. marinus SS120 is one of the two smallest genomes of a photosynthetic organism known to date and lacks many genes that are involved in photosynthesis, DNA repair, solute uptake, intermediary metabolism, motility, phototaxis, and other functions that are conserved among other cyanobacteria.
Unraveling the genomic mosaic of a ubiquitous genus of marine cyanobacteria
It is proposed that while members of a given marine Synechococcus lineage may have the same broad geographical distribution, local niche occupancy is facilitated by lateral gene transfers, a process in which genomic islands play a key role as a repository for transferred genes.
An experimentally anchored map of transcriptional start sites in the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803
Using differential RNA sequencing, a genome-wide map of 3,527 transcriptional start sites (TSS) of the model organism Synechocystis sp.
CopraRNA and IntaRNA: predicting small RNA targets, networks and interaction domains
The functionality of the CopraRNA and IntaRNA webservers are introduced and detailed explanations on their postprocessing functionalities are given.
The photosynthetic apparatus of Prochlorococcus: Insights through comparative genomics
Intriguing features found in both Prochlorococcus strains include a gene cluster for Rubisco and carboxysomal proteins that is likely of non-cyanobacterial origin and two genes for a putative $$\varepsilon$$ and β lycopene cyclase, respectively, explaining how Pro chlorococcus may synthesize the α branch of carotenoids that is common in green organisms but not in other cyanobacteria.
cis-Antisense RNA, Another Level of Gene Regulation in Bacteria
Emerging functional data suggest that asRNAs in bacteria mediate a plethora of effects and are involved in far more processes than were previously anticipated.