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: Isolation: Rice fields in southern Taiwan; Country: Taiwan; Temp: Mesophile; Habitat: Fresh water. Cyanothece 8802, like many cyanobacterial strains, can grow as an autotroph with CO(2) as carbon source. However, its optimum growth in the laboratory requires addition of an inorganic carbon source such as bicarbonate. Like many other Cyanothece species it fixes not only CO(2) but also N(2).