Thermosynechococcus elongatus (Thermosynechococcus elongatus BP-1) Genome Browser Gateway
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Thermosynechococcus elongatus Genome Browser – therElon assembly (sequences)

Species Information

The Thermosynechococcus elongatus BP-1 genome is 2.59 Million bp long and contains approximately 2525 predicted genes.

Taxonomy: Bacteria; Cyanobacteria; Chroococcales; Thermosynechococcus.

Sequencing: The sequence was released 09/21/2002 by the Kazusa, and was described in DNA Res 9:123-30 (2002) Nakamura Y, Kaneko T, Sato S, Ikeuchi M, Katoh H, et al.."Complete genome structure of the thermophilic cyanobacterium Thermosynechococcus elongatus BP-1."

Abstract: The entire genome of a thermophilic unicellular cyanobacterium, Thermosynechococcus elongatus BP-1, was sequenced. The genome consisted of a circular chromosome 2,593,857 bp long, and no plasmid was detected. A total of 2475 potential protein-encoding genes, one set of rRNA genes, 42 tRNA genes representing 42 tRNA species and 4 genes for small structural RNAs were assigned to the chromosome by similarity search and computer prediction. The translated products of 56% of the potential protein-encoding genes showed sequence similarity to experimentally identified and predicted proteins of known function, and the products of 34% of these genes showed sequence similarity to the translated products of hypothetical genes. The remaining 10% lacked significant similarity to genes for predicted pro... [Click above reference link for full abstract]

Isolation: Publication not available

Sequenced related species/strains: Crocosphaera watsonii WH 8501, Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142, Cyanothece sp. PCC 7424, Cyanothece sp. PCC 7425, Cyanothece sp. PCC 8801, Cyanothece sp. PCC 8802, Synechococcus sp. JA-3-3Ab, Synechococcus sp. JA-2-3B'a(2-13), Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843, Synechococcus sp. CC9311, Synechococcus sp. CC9605, Synechococcus sp. CC9902, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, Synechococcus sp. RCC307, Synechococcus sp. WH 7803, Synechococcus elongatus PCC 6301, Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, Synechococcus sp. WH 8102, cyanobacterium UCYN-A

Browse Specific Gene/Feature Sets

Sample position queries

A genome position can be specified by chromosomal coordinate range, COGID, or keywords from the GenBank or TIGR description of a gene. The available chromosome/plasmid names are:

Browser Chrom/Plasmid NameLength (bp)GC Content (%)Gene CountNCBI RefSeq Accession

The following list shows examples of valid position queries for thisgenome: 

Request:Genome Browser Response:
chrDisplays the entire sequence "chr" in the browser window
chr:1-10000    Displays first ten thousand bases of the sequence "chr"
transporter    Lists all genes with "transporter" in the name or description
tlr0010Display genome at position of gene tlr0010


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