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Record information and status
Record ID
103095
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-02-20 08:31 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2012-09-04 19:15 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-09-04 19:15 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Organism information
Scientific name
Thermosynechococcus elongatus
Taxonomic Classification
KingdomBacteria
PhylumCyanobacteria
ClassCyanophyceae
OrderChroococcales
GenusThermosynechococcus
Specieselongatus
Common name(s)
Cyanobacteria
Additional Classification
Type of organism
  • Bacteria
Characteristics related to biosafety
Centre(s) of origin
Thermosynechococcus elongatus is a thermophil bacteria that was isolated from hot springs in Japan.
Habitat range
Thermosynechococcus elongatus inhabits hot springs. Its has an optimum growth rate at temperatures of approximately 55°C.
Known pathogenicity and/or allergenicity
Adverse effects on human or animal health or on the environment through Thermosynechococcus elongatus have not been observed.
Common use(s)
  • Research
Additional Information
Additional Information
Thermosynechococcus elongatus is unicellular and rod-shaped and is classified as a group I cyanobacteria due to its morphological appearance. As all cyanobacteria T. elongatus can perform oxygenic photosynthesis, it is obligate photoautotrophic. However, as a nitrogen storage molecule T. elongatus synthesizes cyanophicin, a co-polymer from aspartate and arginine that is catabolized upon nitrogen deficiency. Its most distinct feature compared to other cyanobacteria is its thermophil character.

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