The Department of Energy supported the complete genome sequencing of two strains of Prochlorococcus under the auspices of the Microbial Genome Program. The two strains, MED4 and MIT9313 were chosen because they represent the two ends of the spectrum of physiologically and genetically distinct strains available in culture.
Published Marine cyanobacterial genome pages:
Useful Microbial Genomics Links:
Hess, W. R., G. Rocap, C. S. Ting, F. W. Larimer, S. Stilwagon, J. Lamerdin and S. W. Chisholm. 2001. The photosynthetic apparatus of Prochlorococcus - a genomic perspective. Photosynthesis Research, 70:53-71. PDF file (717 kb)