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The world stood at attention as the news broke that the human genome had been sequenced. But, hey, we have sequences too! In fact, a cyanobacterium, Synechocystis PCC 6803, was amongst the first organisms fully sequenced, and there's more coming down the cyanobacterial pipe. So -- hello world! -- here's what we have in genome projects. See also Masahiko Ikeuchi's Genome Projects of Cyanobacteria site for more information on the strains.
Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421: 4.6 Mb. No information as of December 2001. By Kazusa DNA Research Institute. Contact: Satoshi Tabata
Microcystis aeruginosa: 4.8 Mb. In progress as of December 2001. By Institut Pasteur, Paris. Contact: Nicole Tandeau de Marsac
Prochlorococcus marinus MED4: 1.67 Mb, complete. By Joint Genome Institute. Contact: Penny Chisholm
Prochlorococcus marinus MIT9313: 2.75 Mb, 478 contigs (6x coverage), finishing, as of May 2001. By Joint Genome Institute. Contact: Penny Chisholm
Prochlorococcus marinus SS120: 1.8 Mb, 8x coverage as of December 2001. By Genoscope. Contact: Frédéric Partensky and Daniel Vaulot.
Synechococcus PCC 6301 (Anacystis nidulans): No information as of December 2001. By the Gene Research Center at Nagoya University. Contact: Mamoru Sugita
Synechococcus PCC 7002: 6x coverage as of October 2001. By Beijing University. Contact: Jindong Zhao
Synechococcus PCC 7942: Being annotated and deposited cosmid by cosmid. At least 81 Kb by November 2001. By Texas A&M University. Contact: Susan Golden
Synechococcus WH8102: 2.72 Mb, 92 contigs (12x coverage), as of May 2001. By Joint Genome Institute. Contacts: Bianca Brahamsha, Brian Palenik, and John Waterbury
Synechocystis PCC 6803: 3.6 Mb, complete, last modification Dec 1999. By Kazusa DNA Research Institute. Contact: Satoshi Tabata
Thermosynechococcus elongatus: 2.6
Mb. No information as of December 2001. By Kazusa
DNA Research Institute. Contact: Satoshi
Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis: Finishing data collection as of January 2001. By Human Genome Center, Beijing.Contact: Cheng-Cai Zhang
information as of December 2001. By Joint Genome Institute. Contacts: John
Waterbury and Eric Webb.
Anabaena PCC 7120: 6.4 Mb plus 800 Kb in six plasmids, complete and available as of Oct 2001. By Kazusa DNA Research Institute. Contact: Satoshi Tabata
Nostoc punctiforme ATCC 29133: ~9 Mb, 662 contigs as of June 2000. By Joint Genome Institute. Contact: Jack Meeks
Most of the sites offer BLAST searches of the genome, either the DNA sequence or translation of it. You may download the entire available sequence or (in some cases) selected parts of it. The Synechocystis and Anabaena sites provide a graphical map of the genomes and their predicted genes.