Microbiology Resource Announcements
We report the first complete genome of Microcystis aeruginosa from North America. A harmful bloom that occurred in the Caloosahatchee River in 2018 led to a state of emergency declaration in Florida. Although strain FD4 was isolated from this toxic bloom, the genome did not have a microcystin biosynthetic gene cluster.
Urakawa, Hidetoshi; Taylor L. Hancock; Jacob H. Steele; Elizabeth K. Dahedl; Haruka E. Urakawa; Luka K. Ndungu; Lauren E. Krausfeldt; Barry H. Rosen; and Jose V. Lopez. 2020. "Complete genome sequence of microcystis aeruginosa FD4, isolated from a subtropical river in Southwest Florida." Microbiology Resource Announcements 9, (38). doi:10.1128/MRA.00813-20.