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Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü494 produces the antibiotic phosphinothricin tripeptide (PTT). In the postulated biosynthetic pathway, one reaction, the isomerization of phosphinomethylmalate, resembles the aconitase reaction of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. It was speculated that this reaction is carried out by the corresponding enzyme of the(More)
The tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle aconitase gene acnA from Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü494 was cloned and analyzed. AcnA catalyzes the isomerization of citrate to isocitrate in the TCA cycle, as indicated by the ability of acnA to complement the aconitase-deficient Escherichia coli mutant JRG3259. An acnA mutant was unable to develop aerial mycelium(More)
Previously, it was shown that inactivation of the tricarboxylic acid cycle aconitase gene acnA impairs the morphological and physiological differentiation of Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü494, which produces the herbicide phosphinothricin tripeptide (PTT). In order to further characterize the role of the aconitase in the Streptomyces life cycle,(More)
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