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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)
The antibiotic phosphinothricin tripeptide (PTT) consists of two molecules of L-alanine and one molecule of the unusual amino acid phosphinothricin (PT) which are nonribosomally combined. The bioactive compound PT has bactericidal, fungicidal, and herbicidal properties and possesses a C-P-C bond, which is very rare in natural compounds. Previously(More)
Classical swine fever is a highly contagious disease of swine caused by classical swine fever virus, an OIE list A pathogen. In the European Union the virus has been eradicated from the domestic pig population and prophylactic immunization has been banned. Nevertheless, intervention immunizations using marker vaccines are one possibility to deal with(More)
The 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR) of the pestivirus strains isolated from wisent and reindeer suffering from severe diarrhoea in the Duisburg zoo in Germany were amplified by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and sequenced for comparison with those of other pestiviruses from cattle, sheep, goats and swine. Phylogenetic trees constructed from(More)
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