Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413

Names Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413
Accession numbers NC_007410, NC_007411, NC_007412, NC_007413, NC_014000
Background Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413 is a filamentous heterocyst-forming cyanobacterium that fixes nitrogen and CO2 using the energy of sunlight via oxygen-evolving plant-type photosynthesis. It has also been studied extensively for the production of hydrogen using solar energy. It has a complex life cycle that includes different types of differentiated cells: heterocysts for nitrogen fixation, and akinetes (spores) for survival. It has been studied extensively for over 40 years and is the strain of choice for many laboratories throughout the world. (EBI Integr8)
Strain ATCC 29413
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (12-SEP-2005) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(31-MAR-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Freshwater; sewage oxidation pond
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 5
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Filamentous
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Multiple
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Filaments, Singles
Sporulation NA
Metabolism Carbon dioxide fixation
Hydrogen production
Nitrogen fixation
Energy source Heterotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No