Expression of hcp in freshwater Synechococcus spp., a gene encoding a hyperconserved protein in picocyanobacteria.

@article{Kutovaya2010ExpressionOH,
  title={Expression of hcp in freshwater Synechococcus spp., a gene encoding a hyperconserved protein in picocyanobacteria.},
  author={Olga A. Kutovaya and Robert Michael L. McKay and George S. Bullerjahn},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={227-31}
}
Marine picoplankton of the genus Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus spp. are widely studied members of the picocyanobacterial clade, composed of unicellular cyanobacteria that dominate pelagic regions of the ocean. Less studied are the related freshwater Synechococcus spp. that similarly dominate the euphotic zone of oligotrophic lakes. Previous work has shown that marine picocyanobacteria harbor a small gene, hcp, that encodes a 62 amino acid protein 100% conserved among all strains examined… CONTINUE READING