Complete genome sequence of cyanobacterium Fischerella sp. NIES-3754, providing thermoresistant optogenetic tools

J Biotechnol. 2016 Feb 20;220:45-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.01.011. Epub 2016 Jan 16.

Abstract

Cyanobacterial phytochrome-class photosensors are recently emerging optogenetic tools. We isolated Fischerella sp. strain NIES-3754 from hotspring at Suwa-shrine, Suwa, Nagano, Japan. We determined complete genome sequence of the NIES-3754 strain, which is composed of one chromosome and two putative replicons (total 5,826,863bp containing no gaps). We identified photosensor genes of 5 phytochromes and 9 cyanobacteriochromes, which will facilitate optogenetics of thermophile.

Keywords: Cyanobacteria; Genome; Photosensor; Thermophile.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics*
  • Base Composition
  • Base Sequence*
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Cyanobacteria / classification
  • Cyanobacteria / genetics*
  • Cyanobacteria / isolation & purification
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Hot Springs
  • Hot Temperature
  • Japan
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Optogenetics*
  • Photoreceptors, Microbial / genetics
  • Phytochrome / genetics
  • RNA, Ribosomal / genetics

Substances

  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Photoreceptors, Microbial
  • RNA, Ribosomal
  • Phytochrome