Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTN

Query: NC_019771:2945719 Anabaena cylindrica PCC 7122, complete genome

Lineage: Anabaena cylindrica; Anabaena; Nostocaceae; Nostocales; Cyanobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Country: United Kingdom; Environment: Ponds; Isolation: Water, most likely pond, Cambridge, UK, 1939; Temp: Mesophile. They form long filaments and can be found worldwide in various aquatic environments as well as some terrestrial ones. These bacteria can form a variety of differentiated cell types, including spore-like cells (akinetes), small motile filaments (hormongia) and most importantly, heterocysts that are nitrogen-producing cells. The heterocyst produces multiple layers outside of its cell wall, shuts down photosystem II in order to inhibit oxygenic photosynthesis and ramps up metabolism in order to use up the oxygen present. Heterocysts donate fixed nitrogen compounds as amino acids to neighboring cells and in return receive a photosynthetically produced carbon source such as sucrose. These organisms produce toxic blooms in aquatic environments that are harmful or fatal to animals and humans due to the various cyanotoxins they produce.

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BLASTN Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_011726:1827000 Cyanothece sp. PCC 8801, complete genome

Lineage: Cyanothece; Cyanothece; ; Chroococcales; Cyanobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This strain was isolated from rice fields in Taiwan. Photosynthesis. The cells contain in, addition to chlorophyll and phycobilins, phycoerythrin, a pigment that allows the absorption of light from parts of the spectrum not utilized by many other of photosynthetic organisms.