HAMAP proteomes
Acaryochloris marina (strain MBIC 11017)

General information

Species:  Acaryochloris marina (strain MBIC 11017)
Species code: ACAM1
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Cyanobacteria; Synechococcales; Acaryochloridaceae; Acaryochloris (TaxID: 329726) [NEWT/ NCBI]
Description: Cyanobacteria are oxygenic, phototrophic organisms. They encode two photosystems (PSI and PSII) releasing electrons from water and fix carbon dioxide via the Calvin-Benson-Bassham pathway. Thus they absorb large quantities of CO(2) and produce O(2). Some cyanobacteria are also able to fix N(2). This cyanobacterium was first collected from a colonial ascidian from the Palau Islands; it has since been collected as a free-living organism in Japan and the USA. It is unusual in containing chlorophyll d as the major (95%) and chlorophyll a as the minor (5%) photosynthetic pigments with phycocyanin and trace amounts of chlorophyll c. Oxygenic photosynthesis based on chlorophyll d may have evolved as an acclimatization to far-red light environments, or an as intermediate between the red-absorbing oxygenic and the far-red-absorbing anoxygenic photosynthesis that uses bacteriochlorophylls. Because of the unusual ratio of chlorophyll a to chlorophyll d in this organism, it has been used as a model to study the spectrographic characteristics of the two pigments. This is the type strain (adapted from PMID 18252824).
Properties: Presence of flagella: No
Human pathogen: No
Interaction: No
Number of membranes: 2

Genome(s) sequenced

Strain:    MBIC 11017
Genome structure:
• Chromosome EMBL accession number CP000828 (circular; 6,503,724 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB1 EMBL accession number CP000838 (circular; 374,161 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB2 EMBL accession number CP000839 (circular; 356,087 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB3 EMBL accession number CP000840 (circular; 273,121 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB4 EMBL accession number CP000841 (circular; 226,680 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB5 EMBL accession number CP000842 (circular; 177,162 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB6 EMBL accession number CP000843 (circular; 172,728 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB7 EMBL accession number CP000844 (circular; 155,110 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB8 EMBL accession number CP000845 (circular; 120,693 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pREB9 EMBL accession number CP000846 (circular; 2,133 bp) (download entry)
[1] Pubmed=18252824;
Swingley W.D., Chen M., Cheung P.C., Conrad A.L., Dejesa L.C., Hao J., Honchak B.M., Karbach L.E., Kurdoglu A., Lahiri S., Mastrian S.D., Miyashita H., Page L., Ramakrishna P., Satoh S., Sattley W.M., Shimada Y., Taylor H.L., Tomo T., Tsuchiya T., Wang Z.T., Raymond J., Mimuro M., Blankenship R.E., Touchman J.W. ;
"Niche adaptation and genome expansion in the chlorophyll d-producing cyanobacterium Acaryochloris marina.";
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105:2005-2010(2008).
Web links:
Cyanobase: http://genome.kazusa.or.jp/cyanobase/AM1
Entrez Genome Project: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=genomeprj&cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=12997
Genome Atlas: http://www.cbs.dtu.dk/services/GenomeAtlas-3.0/?action=acct&pid=12997
PEDANT: http://pedant.helmholtz-muenchen.de/pedant3htmlview/pedant3view?Method=analysis&Db=p3_p12997_Aca_marin