# Genome divergence in two Prochlorococcus ecotypes reflects oceanic niche differentiation

@article{Rocap2003GenomeDI,
title={Genome divergence in two Prochlorococcus ecotypes reflects oceanic niche differentiation},
author={Gabrielle Rocap and Frank W. Larimer and Jane E. Lamerdin and Stephanie Malfatti and Patrick S. G. Chain and Nathan A. Ahlgren and and M. Carmen Ramirez de Arellano and Maureen L. Coleman and Loren J. Hauser and Wolfgang R. Hess and Zackary I. Johnson and Miriam L. Land and Debbie Lindell and Anton F. Post and Warren Regala and Manesh Shah and Stephanie L. Shaw and Claudia Steglich and Matthew B. Sullivan and Claire S. Ting and Andrew C. Tolonen and Eric A. Webb and Erik R. Zinser and Sallie W. Chisholm},
journal={Nature},
year={2003},
volume={424},
pages={1042-1047}
}
The marine unicellular cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus is the smallest-known oxygen-evolving autotroph. It numerically dominates the phytoplankton in the tropical and subtropical oceans, and is responsible for a significant fraction of global photosynthesis. Here we compare the genomes of two Prochlorococcus strains that span the largest evolutionary distance within the Prochlorococcus lineage and that have different minimum, maximum and optimal light intensities for growth. The high-light…
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