Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTP

Query: NC_005071:988815 Prochlorococcus marinus str. MIT 9313, complete genome

Lineage: Prochlorococcus marinus; Prochlorococcus; Prochlorococcaceae; Prochlorales; Cyanobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Marine cyanobacterium. This non-motile bacterium is a free-living marine organism that is one of the most abundant, as well as the smallest, on earth, and contributes heavily to carbon cycling in the marine environment. This cyanobacterium grows in areas of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation and is unique in that it utilizes divinyl chlorophyll a/b proteins as light-harvesting systems instead of phycobiliproteins. These pigments allow harvesting of light energy from blue wavelengths at low light intensity.

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BLASTP Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_005070:837567 Synechococcus sp. WH 8102, complete genome

Lineage: Synechococcus; Synechococcus; Synechococcaceae; Chroococcales; Cyanobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This strain is a motile strain that can be grown in both natural and artificial seawater liquid media. It was isolated from the tropical Atlantic ocean in 1981. The genome contains evidence of many phage integration events and analysis of the metabolic pathways show that this organism is capable of a more nutritionally diverse lifestyle than that of Prochlorococcus.