Diverse and unique picocyanobacteria found in the Chesapeake Bay

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Chen, F., K. Wang, J. Kan, M. Suzuki, E. Wommack, and W. Coats. 2006.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72(3): 2239–2243.

doi: 10.1128/AEM.72.3.2239-2243.2006


rRNA internal transcribed spacer phylogeny showed that Chesapeake Bay is populated with diverse Synechococcus strains, including members of the poorly studied marine cluster B. Marine cluster B prevailed in the upper bay, while marine cluster A was common in the lower bay. Interestingly, marine cluster B Synechococcus included phycocyanin- and phycoerythrin-rich strains.

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