Query: NC_010296:2200054 Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843, complete genome Lineage: Microcystis aeruginosa; Microcystis; Microcystaceae; Chroococcales; Cyanobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Toxic bloom-forming cyanobacterium. Microcystis aeruginosa is a common cyanobacterium which can form blooms from late summer to early autumn in nutrient-rich lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. This organism produces a hepatotoxin, microcystin, which can kill fish, birds, and farm animals. This toxin also causes skin irritation and gastrointestinal symptoms in humans.
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General Information: Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142 was isolated from intertidal sands from the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. The marine diazotrophic strain, Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142, has a robust diurnal cycle in which photosynthesis is performed during the day and nitrogen fixation at night.