A Tribute to Disorder in the Genome of the Bloom-Forming Freshwater Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa

@inproceedings{Humbert2013ATT,
  title={A Tribute to Disorder in the Genome of the Bloom-Forming Freshwater Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa},
  author={Jean-François Humbert and Val{\'e}rie Barbe and Amel Latifi and Muriel Gugger and Alexandra Calteau and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Coursin and Aur{\'e}lie Lajus and Vanina Castelli and Sophie Oztas and Ga{\"e}lle Samson and Cyrille Longin and Claudine M{\'e}digue and Nicole Tandeau de Marsac},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Microcystis aeruginosa is one of the most common bloom-forming cyanobacteria in freshwater ecosystems worldwide. This species produces numerous secondary metabolites, including microcystins, which are harmful to human health. We sequenced the genomes of ten strains of M. aeruginosa in order to explore the genomic basis of their ability to occupy varied environments and proliferate. Our findings show that M. aeruginosa genomes are characterized by having a large open pangenome, and that each… CONTINUE READING