# Prochlorococcus marinus nov. gen. nov. sp.: an oxyphototrophic marine prokaryote containing divinyl chlorophyll a and b

@article{Chisholm2004ProchlorococcusMN,
title={Prochlorococcus marinus nov. gen. nov. sp.: an oxyphototrophic marine prokaryote containing divinyl chlorophyll a and b},
author={Sallie W. Chisholm and Sheila L. Frankel and Ralf Goericke and Robert J. Olson and Brian Palenik and John B. Waterbury and L West-Johnsrud and Erik R. Zettler},
journal={Archives of Microbiology},
year={2004},
volume={157},
pages={297-300}
}
Several years ago, prochlorophyte picoplankton were discovered in the N. Atlantic. They have since been found to be abundant within the euphotic zone of the world's tropical and temperate oceans. The cells are extremely small, lack phycobiliproteins, and contain divinyl chlorophyll a and b as their primary photosynthetic pigments. Phylogenies constructed from DNA sequence data indicate that these cells are more closely related to a cluster of marine cyanobacteria than to their prochlorophyte… Expand
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