Establishment of a pure culture of the hitherto uncultured unicellular cyanobacterium Aphanothece sacrum, and phylogenetic position of the organism.

@article{Fujishiro2004EstablishmentOA,
  title={Establishment of a pure culture of the hitherto uncultured unicellular cyanobacterium Aphanothece sacrum, and phylogenetic position of the organism.},
  author={Tsuneo Fujishiro and Takahira Ogawa and Masayoshi Matsuoka and Kazuhiro Nagahama and Yasunobu Takeshima and Hideaki Hagiwara},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={3338-45}
}
Aphanothece sacrum, an edible freshwater unicellular cyanobacterium, was isolated by using novel synthetic media (designated AST and AST-5xNP). The media were designed on the basis of the ratio of inorganic elements contained in A. sacrum cells cultured in a natural pond. The isolated strain exhibits unicellular rod-shaped cells approximately 6 microm in length that are scattered in an exopolysaccharide matrix, a feature similar to that of natural A. sacrum. DNA analysis of the isolated strain… CONTINUE READING