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Table 1 Genome characteristics of strains used in this study

From: Genomic mechanisms for cold tolerance and production of exopolysaccharides in the Arctic cyanobacterium Phormidesmis priestleyi BC1401

  Phormidesmis priestleyi BC1401 Leptolyngbya boryana PCC 6306 Oscillatoriales cyanobacterium JSC-12 Geitlerinema sp. PCC 7407
Geographic location Greenland Ice Sheet Unknown Yellowstone, USA Unknown
Habitat Cryoconite Temperate lake Hot spring Unknown
Environmental temperature ~0–3 °C ~4–20 °C ~37–54 °C Unknown
Genome size(bp) 5,551,896 7,262,454 5,530,391 4,681,111
DNA coding (%) 83.8 87.93 86.41 84.37
DNA G+C (%) 49.16 47.01 47.47 58.46
DNA scaffolds 213 5 1 1
Scaffold size (bp) 213–275,582 27,440–6,255,543 5,530,391 4,681,111
N50 79,760 6,255,543 5,530,391 4,681,111
Total genes 5,612 6,911 5,081 3,913
PEGs 5,507 6,827 5,024 3,854